Cybersecurity is important for our daily lives including various types of activities. There is a growing demand for students who can be researchers and engineers capable of understanding cybersecurity.
In order to satisfy this demand, Tokyo Tech has launched Progressive Graduate Minor in Cybersecurity in April, 2016. We design the curriculum of Progressive Graduate Minor in Cybersecurity in collaboration with NRI as the core, also with Rakuten, NTT, AIST, and NISC. The following six courses are organized in School of Computing: Foundation of Cybersecurity (1Q, 2-0-0), Theory of Cryptography for Cybersecurity (3Q, 2-0-0), Cybersecurity Governance (3Q, 1-1-0), Attack and Defense on Cybersecurity I (2Q, 1-1-0), Attack and Defense on Cybersecurity II (3Q, 1-1-0), and Attack and Defense on Cybersecurity III (4Q, 1-1-0).
This course is one of the core courses in this minor. This course aims to help students to understand the overview and the background of cybersecurity. This course also focuses on the relationships between cybersecurity and other research topics in computer science, and on the primitives and the tools in cybersecurity.
By the end of this course, students will be able to understand:
1) the backgrounds of cybersecurity
2) the overview of cybersecurity
3) the relationships between cybersecurity and other research fields in computer science
4) the primitives and the tools used in cybersecurity.
security, information security, cybersecurity, cryptography, network, software, programming, web application, algorithm, computational complexity
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
The class offers a standard type of lecture. The instructors give the small exams solved in classes or as homework assignments.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||The overview of this course (Keisuke Tanaka (School of Computing)), and the basic notions of cybersecurity (Satoshi Matsuura (GSIC))||Understand the basic notion of cybersecurity.|
|Class 2||Foundation of network security (Yoshiaki Kitaguchi (GSIC))||Understand the notions of network security.|
|Class 3||Theory of cryptography as a fundamental element of cybersecurity (Wakaha Ogata (School of Engineering))||Understand the notion of cryptography.|
|Class 4||Theory of cryptography and complexity as a foundation of cybersecurity (Kenji Yasunaga (School of Computing))||Understand the notion of cryptography and complexity|
|Class 5||Identification and authentication for cybersecurity (Masahiko Tomoishi (GSIC))||Understand the notions of identification, and authentication.|
|Class 6||Concurrent systems and its security (Shin-ya Nishizaki (GSIC))||Understand the notion of concurrent systems.|
|Class 7||Detection of malware, and security for IoT devices (Tsuyoshi Isshiki (School of Engineering))||Understand the notion of detection of malware.|
|Class 8||Intrusion-tolerant computer systems (Xavier Defago (School of Computing))||Understand the notion of intrusion-tolerant computer systems.|
|Class 9||Database and its security (Haruo Yokota (School of Computing))||Understand the notion of database.|
|Class 10||Cryptocurrency and blockchain technology and cybersecurity (Keisuke Tanaka (School of Computing))||Understand the notion of cryptocurrency and blockchain.|
|Class 11||Intrusion detection in cybersecurity (Hideki Koike (School of Computing))||Understand the notion of intrusion detection.|
|Class 12||Cyber physical security for supervisory control (Hideaki Ishii (School of Computing))||Understand the notion of cyber physical security.|
|Class 13||Visualization of security information (Ken Wakita (School of Computing))||Understand the techniques for visualization.|
|Class 14||Formal methods and secure computing (Takuo Watanabe (School of Computing))||Understand the notion of formal methods and secure computing.|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Textbooks will not be used in this course.
References will be announced in each class.
The evaluation consists of the small exams solved in classes or as homework assignments. The weights of the scores of the small exams are equal. The total score is calculated by omitting the worst two scores.
None. However, the knowledge on the basic notions of computer science can help students to understand the contents of the course smoothly.
Appointment by e-mail is required.