Course Introduction to IT Security / Vorlesung Einführung in die IT Sicherheit (V3+Ü1, 4 SWS, 6 CP)

This is the introductory course for the "Software Security" area within the Master in IT Security curriculum. It is mandatory for all students pursuing a Master in IT Security. It is offered every summer. 

Lecturer: Michael Waidner

Assistant lecturer: Marco Ghiglieri

Administrative contact: Andrea Püchner

Lecture Time and Location

Tuesday             15:20 - 17:55   in S2 02 | C205

Exam:             03.08.2015 14:00 - 16:30 / 24.02.2016 10:00 - 12:30 (Room S202/C120)

Course Topics

This course will cover a selection of topics in the area IT Security and online Privacy. Topics are as follows:

  • Cryptography
  • Identity, Access and Privacy
  • Web and Browser Security
  • Cloud Computing and Security
  • Security Engineering
  • Security in Automotive
  • Security Management
  • Security Assurance

Course schedule and additional materials (slides, reading list, exercise sheets, …) will be available on Moodle.

20.04.2015: If you still wait for your TU-ID, please drop Marco Ghiglieri an email to get access to Moodle and/or Securitylab.

Exercise Schedule

Exercise group 1

Exercise group 2

Exercise group 3

Exercise group 4 

S4|14/3.1.01 (CASED) S4|14 / 4.3.01 (CASED) S1|03/25 S1|02/144

09:50 - 11:30

15:20 - 17:00

15:20 - 17:30

13:30 - 15:10

biweekly, starting Wed, 29.04.2015

biweekly, starting Th, 30.04.2015 biweekly, starting Mo, 27.04.2015 biweekly, starting Tue, 28.04.2015


Detailed information is available on Moodle.

References and Recommended Textbooks

  • Charles Pfleeger, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger: Security in Computing (4th edition); Prentice Hall, 2006.
  • Gary McGraw: Software Security, Addison-Wesley, 2006.
  • Johannes Buchmann: Einführung in die Kryptographie (5. Auflage); Springer, 2010.


SIT Research Group

Security in Information Technology

Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik

Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner

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