Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After taking the course, students are familiar with the key concepts and abstractions of information security and understand the purpose, function and weaknesses of several security technologies. They are able to model threats and analyze the security of a system critically, from the viewpoint of an attacker. Moreover, they can identify common security flaws in software and apply principles of secure programming.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 06.09.2022 - 13.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Tuomas Aura, Lachlan Gunn

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Security models and terminology, authentication, access control, software security, cryptography, network security, threat analysis, identity management, privacy, security policies and regulation.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Examination, hands-on exercises. 

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    5 cr (133 h). Lectures 24 h, exercises 60 h, independent study 49 h.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    16 Peace and Justice Strong Institutions


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I