Introduction to Information Security
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Sissejuhatus infoturbesse
Course title in English
Introduction to Information Security
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The aim of the course is to create the preconditions for the acquisition of practical skills in information security by providing an overview of information security problems and the resources and technologies to tackle them. It also provides an basic overview of the legislation of information security.
Brief description of the course
Overview of security issues
-security objectives
-risk analysis
-security policy
-security strategy
Decryption algorithms
The practical implementation of cryptography
Access control mechanisms
UNIX, and Windows security architecture
Network security
-Virtual Private Networks
Attacks and malware detection
Incident management and sustainability
Legislative approach of information security
Privacy and anonymity
Independent work
Independent work can be written in the context of a report or a study, some of which are discussed further in the lecture subject. Further guidance is given in lectures and practical course.
Learning outcomes in the course
After completion of the course:
have a clear understanding of the objectives of information security, its demands and the threats;
knows the risk assessment methodology;
has knowledge of authentication and security models, network security, and the implementation of cryptographic methods;
knows methodologies of malware and attacks detection, able to write reports to the management and governmental authorities;
Knows maintenance methodologies of malware-infected computer;
has an overview of information security legislation.
Assessment methods
Laboratory tasks and homework considered as "passed" or "not passed".
A prerequisite for admission to the exam is at least 10 passed laboratory tasks and submitted homework. Exam would be online in electronic form.

The final grade is formed on the exam results.
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Study literature
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