Department of Information & Communication Systems Engineering
University of the Aegean

Department of Information
& Communication Systems Engineering

Information & Communication Systems Security
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Information and Communication Systems Security

Title: Information and Communication Systems Security
Lesson Code: 321-3404
Semester: 6
Theory Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Faculty: Gritzalis Stefanos
Content outline

Semantic foundation of terms on Information and Communications Systems security. Identification and authentication. Access Control. Policies and formal security models. OS security, use case: Unix. Malware. Analysis, evaluation and management of information systems risks. Information systems security policies. Elements of applied cryptography: classical cryptographic methods, symmetric and asymmetric cryptosystems, message authentication codes, digital signatures, Certification authorities, Public Key infrastructure, Legal framework in Greece. Network security. Threats and vulnerabilities. Internet Model Security: Internet layer security, Transport layer security, Application layer security, over the Application layer security. Applications.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge of fundamental issues of Information and Communication Systems Security and Privacy issues, Information Systems Security Management, Internet security, Applied Cryptography basic issues.

Not required.
Basic Textbooks

1. Katsikas S., Gritzalis D., Gritzalis S. (Eds.), Information Systems Security, New Technologies Publishers (in Greek).
2. Gritzalis S., Katsikas S., Gritzalis D., Computer Network Security, Papasotiriou Publishers (in Greek).
3. Lambrinoudakis C., Mitrou L., Gritzalis S., Katsikas S. (Eds.), Privacy Protection: Technical and Legal Issues, Papasotiriou Pub., Athens (in Greek).

Additional References

1. Computer Security, D. Gollmann, J. Wiley & Sons.
2. Computer Security, M. Bishop, Addison Wesley.
3. Securing Information and Communication Systems, S. Furnell, S. Katsikas, J. Lopez, A. Patel, Artech House.
4. Security Engineering, R. Anderson, J. Wiley and Sons.
5. Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, W. Stallings, Prentice Hall.
6. Digital Privacy, A. Acquisti, C. Lambrinoudakis, S. Gritzalis, S. De Capitani di Vimercati (Eds.), Taylor and Francis.

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Group projects in labs and final written assesment.

Assessment/Grading Methods
Activity Semester workload
Lectures 39 hours
Laboratory Exercises 26 hours
Personal study 57 hours
Final exams 3 hours
Course total 125 hours (5 ECTS)
Language of Instruction
Greek, English (for Erasmus students)
Μode of delivery

Systematic development and explanation of the theory, case studies and available technologies, software development to deal with real world security and privacy violation problems.
Face-to-face lectures. Labs.

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