Foundations of Cybersecurity 1 Ben Stock

Registration for this course is open until Sunday, 31.10.2021 23:59.

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15.10.2021

Lecture and tutorial formats

Welcome all to this year's iteration of Foundations of Cybersecurity 1.

This year's lecture format will be hybrid, i.e., we will have in-person lectures in the Günter-Hotz-Hörsaal (GHH for short, building E2.2), which are also streamed through a Zoom webinar. For... Read more

Welcome all to this year's iteration of Foundations of Cybersecurity 1.

This year's lecture format will be hybrid, i.e., we will have in-person lectures in the Günter-Hotz-Hörsaal (GHH for short, building E2.2), which are also streamed through a Zoom webinar. For information on how to access those (and the recordings), please see the CMS course page (Information -> Access to lectures). In-person meetings will likely include mask mandates (unless the capacity is low, in which case sufficient space can be left between students) and students have to register through the Staysio app for each lecture. Should you not wish to use the app, you have to bring in the "alternative sheet" (https://www.uni-saarland.de/fileadmin/upload/page/coronavirus/Alternativformular-Staysio.pdf) to the lectures, which I have to then collect. Beyond that, I recommend usage of the Corona Warn App, for which I will have a QR code on the slides.

Note that where possible, attending lectures in person is desirable. This allows you to easily ask questions (also possible through Zoom, but only through the chat) and gives me a non-verbal feedback from the audience to identify potential misunderstandings.

Contrary to the lecture, tutorials cannot be hybrid (mostly due to lack of equipment for recording/streaming). Hence, they can either be online or offline. By default, we plan to have all tutorials in an in-person setting. To assess the need for a potential online tutorial, please fill out the doodle at https://doodle.com/poll/yts3tbvwfe7sevb5. Feel free to just use a nickname or your initials instead of your full name in the poll. Even if you do not care, please fill the doodle and indicate select both options (or none, but please participate so I know how many people have voted).

Looking forward to seeing many of you in the lecture next week and have a nice weekend until then!

13.10.2021

First Lecture and Python Introduction

Dear students,

this is to inform you that next Monday, 18th Oct. (12:00-14:00), we are going to have our first lecture. The topics include organizational matters, Information Security Goals, Legal Aspects in Germany.

On Friday, the 22nd Oct. (14:00-16:00), we... Read more

Dear students,

this is to inform you that next Monday, 18th Oct. (12:00-14:00), we are going to have our first lecture. The topics include organizational matters, Information Security Goals, Legal Aspects in Germany.

On Friday, the 22nd Oct. (14:00-16:00), we are going to have an online tutorial to give you an introduction into Python. Python is a programming language which you are going to use for the practical parts of the exercise sheets. Checkout https://www.python.org/ for installation instructions. We provide you with a Jupyter Notebook for the tutorial. If you want to follow along interactively, make sure to install Jupyter Lab / Jupyter Notebook : https://jupyter.org/install.

We hope you have a great start into the semester.

 

Best,

Your Cysec1 Team

 

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. The tentative schedule is as follows: 

  • 18.10.2021 - Organization, Information Security Goals, Legal Aspects in Germany
  • 22.10.2021: Howto Python
  • 25.10.2021 - Basic of Crypography 1: Historic Ciphers and Symmetric Cryptography
  • 1.11.2021 - No lecture, public holiday
  • 8.11.2021 - Basic of Crypography 2: Hashes and MACs, Asymmetric Cryptography (Diffie-Hellman, Elgamal)
  • 15.11.2021 - Basic of Crypography 3: Asymmetric Cryptography (RSA), Public Key Infrastructure
  • 22.11.2021 - Authentication
  • 29.11.2021 - Network Security 1: LAN, WLAN, ARP, and DHCP
  • 6.12.2021 - Network Security 2: IPv4, IPv6, Routing
  • 13.12.2021 - Network Security 3: UDP, TCP, and Firewalls
  • 3.1.2022 - Network Security 4: DNS and DNSSEC
  • 10.1.2022 - Network Security 5: TLS, HTTPS, and Certificate Management
  • 17.1.2022  - No lecture
  • 24.1.2022 - Network Security 6: Denial of Service and Anonymous Communication; Database Privacy
  • 31.1.2022 - Web Security
  • 7.2.2022 - Exam Preparation


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