IMT6003 - COINS Summer School


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Paper
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Paper 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The summer school can span all aspects of information security, i.e.

  • Foundations of information security and security models, e.g. authentication, access control, biometrics, identity management, cryptography, modelling
  • Secure programming, e.g. development processes, vulnerability analysis, embedded & cyberphysical systems
  • Computer crime, digital forensics, privacy and civil liberties, including legal aspects, privacy
  • Network security and security operations, e.g. perimeter security, intrusion detection, critical infrastructure protection
  • Risk assessment, human factors and security, e.g. risk analysis, security management, security economics, incident management, awareness

The exact choice and composition of topics in a given year may vary. In addition, COINS events address cross-cutting concerns like peer review, presentation of own research, and international collaboration. A visit to ENISA may be included in the programme of the summer school.

Learning outcome

After having successfully completed the course, students are expected to have mastered the following learning outcomes:


  • Knowledge of advanced research in and understanding of academic theory of information security.


  • Ability to select appropriate research methods and techniques suitable for the candidate's research field.
  • Ability to comprehend complex academic issues and the related ethical considerations pertaining to the design and conduct of research.

General competence

  • Capability to apply current abstract research and methods to specific problems.

Learning methods and activities

Block seminars, project work, peer review, and excursions

Compulsory requirements: None

Further on evaluation

Re-sit: Whole course must be re-taken.

Additional information: Passing a summer school involves preparation of a research article, engaging in scientific discussion of the presented article and of other presentations, and peer-reviewing another article.

Course materials

Scientific articles and hand-outs provided by lecturers.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  3.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Informatics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology


Examination arrangement: Paper

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Paper 100/100 ALLE
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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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