IT-Security (Master)

HTWG Konstanz, study programmes: MSI Informatik (Master), BIT Business Information Technology

(German title: „IT-Security“, English title: „Security of Software and Systems“ to avoid confusion with „IT-Sicherheit“ in the Bachelor’s programme)

Offered once a year

5 ECTS (=150 hours of student work), 2 SWS lectures, 2 SWS exercises

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Students will be exposed to a broad range of topics in IT security. We will study theoretical foundations of security and will look at security mechanisms in operating systems and for software development. We will address several topics in depth using recent research results. The course combines theoretical approaches with practical exercises. Assessment of this course is based on mandatory assignments (pass/fail) and on a final written examination.


„Die Aufgabe hat mir insofern etwas gebracht, als dass ich das mit dem Trusted Path völlig verstanden habe.“

Lars Eckervogt, IT-Security (MSI), Winter 2014

„Betreuung ganz gut. Besser hätte man es nicht machen können.“

Agnes Klein, Teamprojekt A TPM-Supported Trusted Path for a Smartcard (MSI), Summer 2015