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Introduction to Information Security

The course is primarily an introductory course that prepares students for advanced studies in the field of information security and digital security.

The course therefore provides a general conceptual framework for the subject area and provides familiarity with the terminology that is relevant to the more specialised security and forensics courses offered by the department.

  • Course structure

    The course is characterized more theoretical than applied studies, which means that the student can expect to discover productive way to reason about security rather than how to secure specific systems. 

    Lectures supports the student's studies in the areas judged to be more challenging and demanding. Practical exercises are included as a means of founding understanding of practical experience and to illustrate and demonstrate the relevant concepts.

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures, workshops, practical assignments and seminars.
    Participation in certain seminars and workshops is mandatory. 


    The course is examined as follows: 

    • written examination
    • written assignment


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

  • Contact

    This course is part of a programme, course package or incoming exchange studies and is not available for application as a stand-alone course.

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