TTM4135 - Applied Cryptography and Network Security


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 20/100
work 20/100
Home examination 60/100 3 hours

Course content

Cryptography; symmetric and public-key, cryptographic protocols, key distribution, authentication, digital signature structures.
Network security; access control, services and mechanisms for authentication, network security protocols, application layer security and secure network management.

Learning outcome

A. Knowledge:
To get a basic understanding of principles and practice of cryptography and network security by gaining knowledge in four broad categories:
1) cryptographic algorithms;
2) techniques and algorithms for key management, key distribution and user authentication;
3) use of cryptographic algorithms in network protocols and network applications.
4) techniques for securing computers against intruders and malicious software.

B. Skills:
1) To be able to evaluate security of systems with respect to appropriate use of security services and mechanisms;
2) To be able to design basic security architectures through selection and integration of relevant security components.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, practical work and exercises.

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes technical exercises which count 20%, a report on practical work which counts for 20% and a final exam (digital home exam) which counts 60%. The results for the parts are given in %-scores. The entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. The exam is given in English only. The exam can be answered in English or in Norwegian.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed to oral.
If a student also after the re-sit exam has the final grade F/failed, the student must repeat the entire course. Works that count in the final grade must be repeated.

Course materials

To be announced at the beginning of the term.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIE5040 7.5
More on the course

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 1
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Safety and Reliability
  • Telematics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Home examination 60/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination (1) 60/100

Release 2021-05-11

Submission 2021-05-11

Release 09:00

Submission 12:00

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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret til hjemmeeksamen som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed to home examination as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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