Inforamtion and communication systems security

Higher education teachers: Tomažič Sašo
Credits: 6
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64299

Subject description


  • Enrollment in the study year.

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:

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

Learning and teaching methods:

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

Study materials

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

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 2 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies