IIKG6502 - Critical Infrastructure Security


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 49/100 2 hours
Assignment 51/100

Course content

-Critical Infrastructures and Information Infrastructures -Threat Actors and Agents in Critical Infrastructures -Infrastructure Modelling, Robustness, and Dependencies -Cyber-Physical Systems and their Security -Control Systems Security -Selected Aspects of Critical Telecommunications Infrastructure Security and Resilience -Selected Aspects of Power Networks and Generation Infrastructure Security and Resilience -Selected Aspects of Oil and Gas Infrastructure Security and Resilience -Selected Aspects of Transportation Infrastructure Security and Resilience

Learning outcome

Knowledge -Advanced knowledge of core concepts of critical information infrastructures and general critical infrastructure as well as their dependencies -Advanced understanding of infrastructure and infrastructure robustness models -Advanced knowledge of cyber-physical systems and control systems security

Skills -Ability to analyse threat modelling approaches and to assess their suitability for a given set of threat sources and agents -Ability to critically analyse existing theories and methods for the study of cyber-physical systems security and to independently apply such methods to related problems -Ability to carry out research in selected areas of infrastructure security and resilience under guidance and supervision -Ability to identify and critically analyse primary research literature on critical infrastructure security and to apply appropriate scientific reasoning

General competence -Ability to apply knowledge of concepts and methods of analysing security and resilience of infrastructures to new fields -Capability to discuss academic and professional topics in the field of modelling and securing selected critical infrastructures both with a specialist and general audience -Critical understanding of professional and ethical, including research ethics, issues in the field of critical infrastructure security

Learning methods and activities

  • Essay
  • Lectures
  • Project work
  • Reflection

Additional information:

  • Lectures, term paper, project work, and reflection.
  • The course will be made accessible to both campus and remote students, the latter on a best-effort basis. Lectures will be given on campus Gjøvik and recorded if possible with lecture notes and recordings made available via the online learning management system.
  • Candidates are expected to select a topic for a term paper and perform independent study on an active research area connected to the topics covered in the module.

Compulsory requirements: None

Further on evaluation


  • If the course is to be re-sat, both elements must be re-sat.
  • Re-sit examination in August for the written homeexam. No re-sit in the same semester is possible, candidates must undertake both term paper and re-sit written home examination

.Forms of assessment:

  • The written examination (2 h homexam) contributes 49% to the final result, and the term paper 51%.
  • Both term paper and examination must be passed to pass the course.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Information Security (MIS)
Miscellaneous Courses - Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (EMNE/IE)

Required previous knowledge

As EVU course a Bachelor degree and 2 year relevant work experience is requiered.

Course materials


  • E.D. Knapp: Industrial Network Security . Elsevier (2011)M. Newman: Networks . Oxford University Press (2010)
  • K. Stouffer, V. Pilliteri, S. Lightman, M. Abrams, A. Hahn: NIST SP800-82Rev2: Guide to Industrial Control Systems Security . U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (2015)
  • G. Sorelo, M. Echols: Smart Grid Security . CRC Press, 2012
  • Setola, Lopez, Wolthusen: Critical Infrastructure Protection: Information Infrastructure Models, Analysis, and Defence . Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 7130, Springer-Verlag (2012)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMT4203 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level


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

Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 49/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 51/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 49/100 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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