IIKG2001 - Software Security


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 40/100 3 hours E
Portfolio 60/100

Course content

  • Secure software development lifecycle
  • Low level and application related vulnerability analysis
  • Security requirement and secure design
  • Secure coding practices
  • Basic Security testing

Learning outcome


  • The students have basic knowledge on how software can be created and maintained with security in mind, i.e. deviation from expected functionality owing to interaction with an adversary. 
  • They understand attack patterns, e.g. format string  problems, command injection.
  • The students have an overview of existing techniques, classes of tools and the methods used in software development today.


  • Students can apply their knowledge to problem cases in an industrial or research setting. 
  • They are able to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities early in a program's lifecycle and apply measures that prevent or reduce vulnerabilities in software.

General competence

  • The students succeed in presenting their analyses and approaches to other developers, superiors and customers.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Compulsory assignments -
  • Home reading
  • Group work (encouraged, not mandatory)
  • Quiz

Coursework requirements: All obligatory exercises must be approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory Excersises

Further on evaluation

Re-sit examination in August concerns only the written exam.

A final written exam will count 40% of the mark.

A portfolio of smaller marked tasks will count 60% of the final mark. The precise tasks are defined during the course. These will be related to the lab work.

Obligatory assignments have to be passed, to allow sitting in the final written exam.

Specific conditions

Course materials

Paul, M. (2013). Official (ISC) 2 Guide to the CSSLP. CRC Press.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 40/100 E 2021-12-09 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M438 Eksamensrom 4.etg, Inngang D Mustad, Inngang D 75
Autumn ORD Portfolio 60/100



Room Building Number of candidates
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