Study programme 2018-2019Français
Cryptography and Computer Security
Programme component of Master's Degree in Computer Science à la Faculty of Science
CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
Teacher(s)
US-M1-SCINFO-010-MOptional UEBUYS AlainS802 - Réseaux et Télécommunications
  • BUYS Alain

Language
of instruction
Language
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français3001500551st term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-INFO-026Cryptography and Computer Security3001500Q1100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Have acquired highly specialised and integrated knowledge and broad skills in the various disciplines of computer science, which come after those within the Bachelor's in computer science.
  • Manage research, development and innovation.
    • Methodically research valid scientific information, lead a critical analysis, propose and argue potentially innovative solutions to targeted problems.
  • Master communication techniques.
    • Communicate, both orally and in writing, their findings, original proposals, knowledge and underlying principles, in a clear, structured and justified manner.
  • Develop and integrate a high degree of autonomy.
    • Pursue further training and develop new skills independently.
    • Develop and integrate a high degree of autonomy to evolve in new contexts.
  • Apply scientific methodology.
    • Critically reflect on the impact of IT in general, and on the contribution to projects.

Learning Outcomes of UE

Teach students the basic material to allow them to implement a security policy on computer systems and networks.

Content of UE

Basics of Unix on a security point of view.
Security of operating systems.
Security of software applications.
Network-related security aspects.
Fighting methods against different kinds of pollution (viruses, spam).
Cryptography and security.
Topical issues.

Prior Experience

(A basic knowledge of Unix  is useful, but not absolutely required.)
A basic knowledge of computer architecture, mathematics, simulation, databases, networks and operating systems which can be acquired, for example, in the following courses :
US-B1-SCINFO-001-M - Computer Architecture
Mathematics
US-B1-SCINFO-003-M - Mathematics for computer science I  
US-B1-SCINFO-004-M - Mathematics for computer science II
S-INFO-005    Databases I 
S-INFO-008    Networks I
S-INFO-010    Operating systems
S-INFO-018    Simulation

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Oral examination

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Oral examination 100%
Oral examination with lecture notes available.
(The examination can take place in English for foreign students, if requested)
According to the Studies Rules and Regulations (Art. 37: "Tout étudiant est tenu de suivre régulièrement les activités d'apprentissage du programme auquel il s'est inscrit, sauf s'il en est dispensé"), regular class attendance (at least 60%) is a condition for being admitted to the exam.  

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Oral examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Oral examination 100%
Oral examination with lecture notes available.
(The examination can take place in English for foreign students, if requested)
According to the Studies Rules and Regulations (Art. 37: "Tout étudiant est tenu de suivre régulièrement les activités d'apprentissage du programme auquel il s'est inscrit, sauf s'il en est dispensé"), regular class attendance (at least 60%) is a condition for being admitted to the exam.  

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
S-INFO-026
  • Cours magistraux
  • Préparations, travaux, recherches d'information

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
S-INFO-026
  • Face to face

Required Reading

AA
S-INFO-026

Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-INFO-026Handouts

Recommended Reading

AA
S-INFO-026

Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-INFO-026Activities on the E-learning platform

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-INFO-026Handbook of Applied Cryptography, Alfred Menezes, Paul van
Oorschot, Scott Vanstone. Essential System Administration, O'Reilly and associates.

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
S-INFO-026Authorized
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 01/02/2019
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