The course gives basic knowledge in the security area, i.e. how to protect your system against intentional intrusions and attacks. The purpose of intrusions can be made to change or delete resources (data, programs, hardware, etc), to get unauthorized access to confidential information or unauthorized use of the system's services.
The course covers threats and vulnerabilities in the computer systems and networks, as well as rules, methods and mechanisms for protection. Modeling and assessment of security and dependability as well as metrication methods are covered. During a few lectures, a holistic security approach is taken and organizational, business-related, social, human, legal and ethical aspects are treated.