BSSn4469 Cyber-security

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
PhDr. Tomáš Kellner (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Petr Martinek (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
prof. JUDr. PhDr. Miroslav Mareš, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Mgr. Lucie Pospíšilová
Supplier department: Division of Security and Strategic Studies - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Tue 10:00–11:40 U43
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course will provide students with an introductory introduction to cyber security. Individually seminars are gradually devoted to theoretical, historical, conceptual and partly technical aspects of cyber security.
Learning outcomes
Knowledge from the course will provide students with the basics a framework for analyzing current and future cyber threats and risks. Students will be able to do better to understand the current challenges of cyber security and their implications for national and international safety.
  • 1. - 3. Conceptual issues 4. - 12: Expert lectures 13. Exercise
    required literature
  • SINGER, P. W. and Allan FRIEDMAN. Cybersecurity and cyberwar : what everyone needs to know. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. viii, 306. ISBN 9780199918119. info
  • KOLOUCH, Jan and Pavel BAŠTA. CyberSecurity. 1. vydání. Praha: CZ.NIC, z.s.p.o., 2019. 556 stran. ISBN 9788088168317. URL info
    recommended literature
  • SMEJKAL, Vladimír. Kybernetická kriminalita. 2. rozšířené a aktualizo. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2018. 934 stran. ISBN 9788073807207. info
  • ANDRESS, Jason and Steve WINTERFELD. Cyber warfare : techniques, tactics and tools for security practitioners. Edited by Russ Rogers - Stephen Northcutt. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2011. xxvii, 289. ISBN 9781597496377. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, exercises and written homework.
Assessment methods
The final grade will be compiled from points obtained for short position papers, final written examination and active participation in cybernetic simulation (table-top exercises). Evaluation: 50 – 46 points: A 45 – 41 B 40 – 36 C 35 – 31 D 30 – 26 E 25 and less F
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2020, recent)
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