Cryptography and Systems Security

Module Code
Module Coordinators
Wolfgang Schmitt
Wolfgang Schmitt
Short Description
Elements of number theory; Cryptography and cryptographic protocols; Smart cards and related technologies; Access control and security models; System and network security applications.
Learning Objectives

Students are able to take professional responsibility not only for demanding tasks in the fields of security engineering and management but also for the development of security systems and their components.

  • Elements of number theory
  • Introduction to cryptographysecurity mechanisms and protocols for implementing security services
  • Hardware modules - smart cards and related technologies supporting the implementation of strong security mechanisms
  • Access control and security models
  • Applications in operating systems, internet and mobile communication
Duration in Semester
Instruction Language
Total Effort
6 CrP; an estimated 180 hours, of which approximately 60 are spent in class.
Weekly School Hours
Method of Instruction
Lecture 3 sppw Exercises 1 sppw
Requirements for the awarding of Credit Points
Written exam, optionally multiple choice; exceptionally oral exam
Evaluation Standard
according to examination regulations (§ 9)
  • C. Eckert: IT-Sicherheit: Konzepte - Verfahren - Protokolle, Oldenbourg
  • W. Stallings: Cryptography and Network Security, Prentice Hall
  • D. R. Stinson: Cryptography - Theory and Practice, CRC Press
  • W. Schmitt: Hilfsblätter zur Lehrveranstaltung