Foundations of Cybersecurity 1 Ben Stock

Registration for this course is open until Monday, 08.11.2021 23:59.

News

19.01.2021

Exam postponed

Given that the Covid situation does not seem to be getting that much better, I have decided to not expose you to (additional) risks by travelling to the university to take the exam as planned on February 9th. Instead, after discussing the examination office, I have... Read more

Given that the Covid situation does not seem to be getting that much better, I have decided to not expose you to (additional) risks by travelling to the university to take the exam as planned on February 9th. Instead, after discussing the examination office, I have decided to move the exam to April 1 (sorry, no April fool's joke here). This is to allow to have backup oral exams within the first two weeks of the new semester. Obviously, there will not be a written backup exam on April 9.

Please understand that I haven't taken this decision lightly, but I strongly disagree with the university's policy to go ahead with on-site exams as scheduled. Also, we will use the time until April 1 to prepare for the possibility of an open book exam, should the infection numbers still not be low enough to warrant on-site exams. In that case, you'd take that exam remotely (somehow..).

12.01.2021

Exam signup

Given that the new variant of the Cysec study course is not yet in the LSF, we will use the CMS registration for the exam. Please be sure to be signed up for the exam until 2.2.2021 23:59 at the latest. If you are unsure about being admitted, don't worry: you can... Read more

Given that the new variant of the Cysec study course is not yet in the LSF, we will use the CMS registration for the exam. Please be sure to be signed up for the exam until 2.2.2021 23:59 at the latest. If you are unsure about being admitted, don't worry: you can register nevertheless and if you don't get the admission, you'll be removed without negative consequences (like a failed attempt at the exam).

12.01.2021

Evaluation links

As mentioned in the lecture, the evaluation happens virtually this year. Please use the following links to evaluate tutorial & lecture:

 

https://qualis.uni-saarland.de/eva/?l=126722&p=5wn3he (Lecture)

https://qualis.uni-saarland.de/eva/?l=1267221&p=kztrtm... Read more

As mentioned in the lecture, the evaluation happens virtually this year. Please use the following links to evaluate tutorial & lecture:

 

https://qualis.uni-saarland.de/eva/?l=126722&p=5wn3he (Lecture)

https://qualis.uni-saarland.de/eva/?l=1267221&p=kztrtm (Tutorial)

11.01.2021

Upcoming Office Hours

The next Office Hour is going to be today at 12noon in Zoom.
We are also going to be available on Monday the 18th at 10am in Zoom
and on Monday the 25th at 12noon in Zoom.

Have a good week!

04.01.2021

Oopsie

Consider yourself "blitzdingst" for the previous news post. That was obviously for WebSec :-)

07.12.2020

Upcoming Office Hours

Good morning,

Today, we are going to offer an Office Hour at 12 noon in Zoom.

Also, we are going to offer the Office Hours on
- December 14th, 10am, in Zoom and 
- January 4th, 12 noon, in Zoom

Have a good week!

09.11.2020

Tutorial assignment

We have now assigned the tutorials. Should your assigned slot not work due to a collision, please reach out to Nico Tran with your assigned slot and which other slots would work for you. We'll have to see then how we can shuffle students around.

09.11.2020

Upcoming Python Course and Office Hours

As you will need some python skills in the in the exercise sheets, we offer a Python Crash Course on November 11th at 14:15 in Zoom .

For any questions, feel free to use the Askbot, or visit one of our Office Hours on the following days: 
- Mon, 16.11 12:00 in ... Read more

As you will need some python skills in the in the exercise sheets, we offer a Python Crash Course on November 11th at 14:15 in Zoom .

For any questions, feel free to use the Askbot, or visit one of our Office Hours on the following days: 
- Mon, 16.11 12:00 in Zoom,
- Mon, 23.11 12:00 in Zoom,
- Mon, 30.11 10:00 in Zoom

Please note the links are different ones.
03.11.2020

Recording / Slides + Mattermost

Information about how to access recordings is now available through Information -> Access to lectures. Also, I have uploaded the slides including the answers to the quizzes to the CMS.

 

Finally, you can find our Mattermost installation at... Read more

Information about how to access recordings is now available through Information -> Access to lectures. Also, I have uploaded the slides including the answers to the quizzes to the CMS.

 

Finally, you can find our Mattermost installation at https://mattermost.cysec1.de. This should redirect you to the Gitlab and when you click login, to the CMS (there was an error earlier, but that is fixed now..).

01.11.2020

First lecture

Our lecture starts on Tuesday, November 3, at 10 am. Please see https://cms.cispa.saarland/cysec1_2021/2/Access_to_lectures for the details on how to access it. The lecture will be recorded and slides will be available before the lecture. It is nevertheless highly... Read more

Our lecture starts on Tuesday, November 3, at 10 am. Please see https://cms.cispa.saarland/cysec1_2021/2/Access_to_lectures for the details on how to access it. The lecture will be recorded and slides will be available before the lecture. It is nevertheless highly recommended to attend the live lectures.

"See" you on Tuesday

14.10.2020

Tutorial type

Hi all,

given the special Corona situation, the lecture will be fully virtualized and run online. For tutorials, though, would like to hear your opinion. The tutorials are a combination of office hours (where you can ask tutors clarification questions) and... Read more

Hi all,

given the special Corona situation, the lecture will be fully virtualized and run online. For tutorials, though, would like to hear your opinion. The tutorials are a combination of office hours (where you can ask tutors clarification questions) and exercises that you work on in the group. This can either be offline (in-person) in one of the big lecture halls with significant distance between each other (approx. 2m) or fully virtualized as well. To get an estimate on how many types of tutorial we should offer, I appreciate your input in the following Doodle.

https://doodle.com/poll/4brsa7e8nnk2d5zc

You can vote "Yes" (implying you want to have them online only), "If-need-be" (you don't care) or "No" (offline only).

I apologize for the weird way of welcoming you to the lecture, but we require your input here.

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Foundations of Cybersecurity 1

Students learn foundational security principles, basics of cryptography, network and network security, as well as privacy-preserving mechanisms. They learn to define security goals and are familiarized with the most common attack scenarios.

The lecture happens every Monday 12-14 in GHH Tuesday 10-12 as a virtualized lecture. The tentative schedule is as follows:

  • 3.11.2020 - Organization, Information Security Goals, Legal Aspects in Germany
  • 10.11.2020 - Basic of Crypography 1: Historic Ciphers and Symmetric Cryptography
  • 11.11.2020 - Howto Python (14-16)
  • 17.11.2020 - Basic of Crypography 2: Hashes and MACs, Asymmetric Cryptography (Diffie-Hellman, Elgamal)
  • 24.11.2020 - Basic of Crypography 3: Asymmetric Cryptography (RSA), Public Key Infrastructure
  • 1.12.2020 - Authentication
  • 8.12.2020 - Network Security 1: LAN, WLAN, ARP, and DHCP
  • 15.12.2020 - Network Security 2: IPv4, IPv6, Routing
  • 5.1.2021 - Network Security 3: UDP, TCP, and Firewalls
  • 12.1.2021 - Network Security 4: DNS and DNSSEC
  • 19.1.2021 - TLS, HTTPS, and Certificate Management
  • 26.1.2021 - Network Security 6: Denial of Service and Anonymous Communication; Database Privacy
  • 2.2.2021 - Web Security


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