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Language-Based Security

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-28654
Tuition
Full education cost: 17 875 SEK
First payment: 17 875 SEK

About

The course covers the principles of programming language-based techniques for computer security.
The goal is;
1) Understanding such applicaiton-level attacks as race conditions, buffer overruns, covert channels, and code injection.
2)
Mastering the principles behind such language-based protection
techniques as static analysis, program transformation, and reference
monitoring.
The dual perspective of attack vs. protection is threaded through the lectures, laboratory assignments, and projects.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Successfully completed two year studies within the subject Computer Science or equivalent. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 285 credits.