Information and communication systems security (module L)

Higher education teachers: Kos Anton
Subject code: 64299E

Subject description


Enrolment in the year of the course

Content (Syllabus outline):

Aspects of security (authentication, privacy, confidentiality, non-repudiation, accessibility). Protection of communication and information systems (security policy, threats, authentication, authorization, firewalls, anti-virus protection). Stream chippers. Symmetric key encryption (DES, IDEA, AES). Asymmetric key encryption (exponential key exchange, RSA, elliptic curves). Hash functions (MD5, SH1). Digital signature. Key management (certificates, authentication, public key infrastructure). Cryptanalysis.

Objectives and competences:

To understand the basic principles of data protection during their transfer and storage. To understand security in data access. To understand the threats and different ways to secure information and communication systems.

Intended learning outcomes:

After successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • identify threats to ICT systems,
  • identify various online scams,
  • protect the ICT system,
  • ensure the integrity of electronic documents,
  • assess the security of the ICT system,
  • design a security policy.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures and lab work. In lectures the students gain theoretical background and in lab they gain some practical experience.

Study materials

  1. Sašo Tomažič, Varnost informacijsko komunikacijskih sistemov, 2014 (Objavljena elektronska knjiga kot študijsko gradivo).
  2. A. J. Menezes, P. C. Oorschot, Scott A. Vanstone, Handbook of Applied Cryptography, CRC Press, 1997.
  3. G. J. Simmons (editor), Contemporary Criptology, The Science of Information Integrity, IEEE Press, 1991.
  4. M. Jagodič, S. Tomažič (urednika), Varnost in zaščita v telekomunikacijskih omrežjih. Elektrotehniška zveza Slovenije, Ljubljana, 1997.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Advanced Power Systems