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IMT4203 - Critical Infrastructure Security

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project work/Term paper 51/100
School exam 49/100 2 hours D

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

  • 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

  • Re-sit:
    • If the course is to be re-sat, both elements must be re-sat.
    • Re-sit examination in August for the written exam. No re-sit in the same semester is possible, candidates must undertake both term paper and re-sit written examination.
  • Forms of assessment:
    • The written examination (2 h) contributes 49% to the final result, and the term paper 51%.
    • Both term paper and examination must be passed to pass the course.
    • The written exam will take Place both in Gjøvik and Trondheim.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Communication Technology (MSTCNNS)
Communication Technology and Digital Security (MTKOM)
Information Security (MIS)
Information Security (MISD)
Information Security (MISEB)
Security and Cloud Computing (MSSECCLO)

Required previous knowledge

None

Course materials

Books:

  1. E.D. Knapp: Industrial Network Security . Elsevier (2011)
  2. M. Newman: Networks . Oxford University Press (2010)
  3. 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)
  4. Saqib Ali, Taiseera Al Balushi, Zia Nadir, Omar Khadeer Hussain: Cyber Security for Cyber Physical Systems. Springer International Publishing (2018) 
  5. Edward J. M. Colbert, Alexander Kott: Cyber-security of SCADA and Other Industrial Control Systems. Springer International Publishing (2016)
  6. G. Sorelo, M. Echols: Smart Grid Security . CRC Press, 2012
  7. 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
IIKG6502 7.5 01.09.2020
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Facts

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

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Information Security

Examination

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 49/100 D 2021-12-03 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Project work/Term paper 51/100

Submission
2022-01-07


15:00

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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