Course - Cybersecurity and computer networks - IIKG1001
IIKG1001 - Cybersecurity and computer networks
Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades
|Evaluation||Weighting||Duration||Grade deviation||Examination aids|
|School exam||100/100||3 hours||D|
- Command line interface
- Introduction to computer networks
- TCP/IP model
- Addressing in networks
- Use of cryptography
- Secure network connections
- Cyber security terminology and history
- Vulnerability in digital infrastructures
- Basic threat profiling and risk analysis
- Organizational aspects
- Identities, authentication and authorization
- Human aspects of cybersecurity
- Legal and ethical issues in cyber security
- Future visions for a more secure digital society
The candidate is familiar with TCP/IP models with protocols, and understands their role in modern computer networks.
The candidate can explain the principles behind network addressing and the data flow in modern computer networks.
The candidate can explain the most commonly used concepts in cyber security as well as the subject's most important historical development.
Candidates can explain how vulnerabilities in digital infrastructures can arise and how the most common vulnerabilities can be counteracted.
The candidate can establish a secure connection with cryptographic mechanisms and computer networks.
The candidate can use the most common command line tools for communication and network security.
Candidates can perform basic threat profiling and risk analysis
Candidates can use tools to protect identities from common security measures.
The candidate is able to familiarize himself with new material that deals with cyber security and computer networks.
The candidate can explain societal vulnerabilities as a consequence of cybersecurity challenges
The course teaches fundamental knowledge regarding cybersecurity and computer networks and practical skills for managing digital infrastructure. Hence, the course contributes to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
SDG 8 "Decent work and economic growth" by preparing students to acquire practical skills for decent work in the future.
SDG 9 "Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure" by preparing students to build and manage resilient digital infrastructures.
Learning methods and activities
- Problem-solving, individually and group-based
- Optional exercise on sustainability and the course contribution to it
- Group assignment
Further on evaluation
Re-sit exam in August
A student who gets his/her group assignment not approved, will not be allowed to take the final exam.
Recommended previous knowledge
Required previous knowledge
Needs attendance in the following study programs:
Bachelor in Programming (BPROG)
Bachelor in Computer Engineering (BIDATA)
Bachelor in Economy and Business Administration (BØA)
1. The Linux Command Line, Fifth Internet Edition, William Shotts.
2. Introduction to Networking to Networking+, Timothy Pintello
3. Digital sikkerhet - En innføring, H. Bergsjø, R. Windvik & L. Øverlier, 2020
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2023
Language of instruction: English
- Information Security
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology
Examination arrangement: School exam
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-05 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates M433-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 50 S206 Smaragd 50 M414-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 3
- Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"