Foundations of IT Security

Semester:2020 Winter
Credit Points:5 CP

Foundations lecture covering a wide range of basic security topics intended for (beginner) undergrads. Exercises cover topics introduced during the lecture from a more practical point-of-view (often involving written Python code).

Important Dates

  • 2020-10-15 14:15–15:45 | Introductory Lecture (online)
  • 2020-10-23 16:00–17:30 | First Exercise (online, access info will be announced)
  • 2021-03-13 09:00–11:00 | Written Exam (90 min)


This online lecture follows a flipped classroom approach with weekly Q&A session and exercise.

  • New Videos: every Monday.
  • Online Q&A session: Thursday 14:15 (~30 min).
    Submit questions until Wednesday 20:00.
  • Online Exercise: Friday 16:00–17:30 (except the first week).
    Submit solutions until Thursday 23:55 of the next week.
IntroductionSheet 00
2020-10-19Cryptography 1Sheet 01
2020-10-26Cryptography 2Sheet 02
2020-11-02Cryptography 3Sheet 03
2020-11-09Access ControlSheet 04
2020-11-16Software Security 1Sheet 05
2020-11-23Software Security 2Sheet 06
2020-11-30Network Security 1Sheet 07
2020-12-07Network Security 2Sheet 08
2020-12-14Guest Lecture
2021-01-04Web Security 1Sheet 09
2021-01-11Web Security 2Sheet 10
2021-01-18Current Research