IMT4113 - Introduction to Cyber and Information Security Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 1/2 2 hours D
School exam 1/2 2 hours D

Course content

Basis of Crypto; Basis of Network Security; Authentication, Identification, and Biometrics; Access Control Models; Basis of Integrated System Security; Intrusion Detection; Introduction to Critical Infrastructure Security or Privacy

Learning outcome

Knowledge: -The candidate will have a thorough knowledge in the core concepts of cyber and information security technologies -The candidate possesses thorough knowledge in the primitives of cryptology -The candidate possesses knowledge about theory and scientific methods relevant to cryptology -The candidate possesses basic knowledge in the theory and application of network security -The candidate has thorough knowledge in the theory and methods in authentication and identification as well as general access control mechanisms -The candidate will possess knowledge in the area of vulnerabilities and attack mechanisms and methods against cyber and information security systems -The candidate possesses basic knowledge about integrated system security

Skills: -The candidate is capable of finding and performing critical analysis of various literature sources and applying them in structuring and formulating scientific reasoning in any of the topics of this course -The candidate is capable of analyzing existing theories, methods, and interpretations in any of the fields in this course, and work independently on solving theoretical and practical problems. -The candidate can plan and conduct a limited guided research exercise based on primary literature

General competence: -The candidate is capable of independent working and are familiar with core concepts and problems in the area of cyber and information security technology -The candidate is capable of discussing issues in the field of cyber and information security technology with specialists, decision makers and a general audience -The candidate is capable to translate the concepts and ideas of cyber and information security technology to other fields, both inside and outside of general information security -The candidate is able to identify advanced information security technology related problems and to contribute with approaches to solve these

Learning methods and activities

- Lectures (3 hrs per week)

- Exercises (2 hrs per week)

Additional information: The course will be made accessible for both campus (Gjøvik and Trondheim) and remote students. Every student is free to choose the pedagogic arrangement form that is best fitted for her/his own requirement. The lectures in the course will be physically on campus (either from Gjøvik or from Trondheim) and simultaneously streamed, and are open for both categories of students. A recording of the lecture stream will be made available on Internet through the university's learning management system.

Further on evaluation

Re-sit: If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral. A re-sit will cover all course material. Re-sit exam in August.

Forms of assessment: The grade (A-F) is based on a written mid-term exam (2 hrs).and a final exam (2 hrs), both counting for 50% of the grade.

Retake can be carried out for partial assessments without all partial assessments having to be taken up again.

Specific conditions

Course materials

Course material is the latest (global edition) version of "Computer Security - Principle and Practice" by Stallings and Brown. Current latest version is 4th global edition (ISBN 978-1-292-22061-1)

Other recommended reading material will be made available to the students during the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMT4561 3.7 AUTUMN 2017
IMT4532 2.5 AUTUMN 2017
IMT3771 2.5 AUTUMN 2017
IIKG3000 2.5 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Science
  • Information Security
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 1/2 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD School exam 1/2 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 1/2 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 1/2 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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