IMT4113 - Introduction to Cyber and Information Security Technology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

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

Course content

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

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


-4 Mandatory Assignments

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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Assignment 3
  • Assignment 4

Further on evaluation

Re-sit: Possibility to retake written exam part of course in summer (August). If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Forms of assessment: The grade is based on a written exam (3 hrs). Requirement for taking the exam is that you have passed 4 mandatory assignments during the semester.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Economics and Business Administration (ØAMSC)
Information Security (MIS)
Information Security (MISD)
Information Security (MISEB)

Course materials

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Science
  • Information Security
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2022-12-02 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
S310 Smaragd 28
T119 Topas 48
Tyskland Eksternt eksamenssted 1
M412-Eksamensrom 4.etg Mustad, Inngang A 1
SL111 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 7
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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