2021 Advanced Information Security

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Computer Science
Watanabe Yuji  Tateishi Takaaki  Satoh Fumiko 
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Tue1-2()  Fri1-2()  
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Course description and aims

Currently, information technology occupies an important position in the social infrastructure and information security supports its safety and security. The information security includes various aspects. Extensive knowledge of information security is required to ensure the security. In this lecture, we teach the broad and balanced knowledge on the information security without sticking to a specific research field.

Student learning outcomes

Students acquire the extensive knowledge of the information security, specifically, network security, software security, cryptography, authentication protocols, and protection of intellectual property, from the various viewpoints of the advanced information security.


information security, network security, intrusion detection, public key infrastructure, applied cryptography, electronic commerce, copyright protection

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

We give lectures.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of information security Understand the overview of the information security
Class 2 Public key infrastructure Understand the position and the usage of the public key infrastructure in the information society
Class 3 Security protocol Understand the role of the security protocol to ensure the safe communication on the internet
Class 4 cloud and privacy Understand the issues and the traditional techniques on the security and the privacy
Class 5 Security Evaluation and Vulnerability Analysis Understand the global standard of the security evaluation and the vulnerability analysis
Class 6 Secure Software Development Understand the security requirement acquisition and quality assurance of the information security
Class 7 Security Mechanism in Virtual Machines and OS  Understand the various mechanisms provided by OS and Hypervisors
Class 8 Trusted Computing  Understand the foundation of the trusted computing from the viewpoint of secure computing environments
Class 9 Web Security  Understand the vulnerabilities and their mechanism in Web computing
Class 10 Malware Understand the mechanisms and the today's situation of malware such as a computer virus
Class 11 Security Management  Understand the knowledge and state-of-arts of security management in the real organization
Class 12 Human Aspect of Security Understand human's mind in the information security

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

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.


We will give handouts to students as necessary 

Reference books, course materials, etc.

 1 Network Security Private Communication in a PUBLIC World, Charlie Kaufman, Rdia Perlman, Mike Speciner Prentice Hall
2. Practical Unix & Internet Security Simon Garfinkel, Gene Spafford O'Reilly & Associates

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluated by reports

Related courses

  • CSC.T371 : System Software
  • CSC.T345 : Computer Networks

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Fundamental knowledge of operating systems and computer networks.

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