IIKG1001 - Cybersecurity and computer networks


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 3 hours D

Course content

  • 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

Learning outcome


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.

General competence

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

  • Lectures
  • Labs
  • Problem-solving, individually and group-based
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops
  • Optional exercise on sustainability and the course contribution to it

Compulsory assignments

  • 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.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Business Administration (BØA)
Computer Science (BIDATA)
Programming (BPROG)

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)

Course materials

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DCSG1002 2.5 AUTUMN 2019
DCST1002 2.5 AUTUMN 2019
DCSG1006 2.5 AUTUMN 2019
DCST1006 2.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Information Security
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

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.

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