FI:PA193 Secure coding principles - Course Information
PA193 Secure coding principles and practicesFaculty of Informatics
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/2/2. 5 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. RNDr. Petr Švenda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Petr Ročkai, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Miroslav Jaroš (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ján Masarik (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Milan Patnaik (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marek Sýs, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
RNDr. Martin Ukrop (seminar tutor)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. RNDr. Petr Švenda, Ph.D.
Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
Supplier department: Department of Computer Systems and Communications - Faculty of Informatics
- Basic knowledge in applied cryptography and IT security, practical experience in programming with C/C++ language, basic knowledge in formal languages and compilers, user-level experience with Windows and Linux OS
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 36 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/36, only registered: 0/36, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/36
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- there are 29 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- At the end of this course the student will understand what the typical security issues related to secure coding are. The student will also be able to design applications and write programs in C/C++ and Java in a more secure way.
- Learning outcomes
- After a course completion, the student will be able to:
- able to review source code for typical security bugs;
- able to properly check and sanitize check program input data;
- able to use standard tools for static and dynamic code analysis and interpret results;
- able to describe typical bugs from concurrent program execution and write code without it;
- able to apply systematic methods to produce code with better resiliency against bugs;
- understand basic cryptographic primitives and their proper use in source code;
- Language level vulnerabilities, secure programming techniques and approaches, input processing, static and dynamic code checking, binary defenses and exploits, security testing, integrity of modules, concurrent issues, random number generation and usage, security primitives, security code review.
- Teaching methods
- Lectures, seminars in computer lab, home assignments, team project.
- Assessment methods
- Written test. Home assignments in seminars. Team project.
- Language of instruction
- Follow-Up Courses
- Further Comments
- The course is taught annually.