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Secure Software Systems Group

Teaching

The Secure Software Systems Group offers the following courses.

Security of Software Systems

A master's level course about fundamental security concepts. The lecture aims to provide an overview of current attacks on modern computer systems, networks and software, as well as the measures implemented to protect against these attacks. The discussed topics include: runtime attacks, web and network security, hardware and side-channel vulnerabilities as well as reverse-engineering concepts and malware.

 

Attention

For the next summer semester (SS22) there will ne no lecture!

But we will offer an oral exam for students who already studied the lecture.

 

 

Level

Master

Semester

Summer

Credits

5 ECTS

Language

English, exam answers in German possible

Classes

2 h lecture + 2 h exercises per week

Modules

  • 10-I=SSS: Security of Software Systems/Sicherheit von Softwaresystemen (for FSB 2017 and newer)
  • 10-I=AKSE: Selected Topics in Software Engineering/Ausgewählte Kapitel des Software Engineering (for FSB 2016 and older)

Administration

WueCampus SS21

WueCampus SS20

 

 

Introduction to IT-Security

A bachelor level course providing a sweep through many relevant concepts and technologies related to IT-security. The topics of this course range from cryptographic primitives and protocol security to software vulnerabilities and platform security.

 

 

Level

Bachelor (Master participation possible)

Semester

Winter

Credits

5 ECTS

Language

English, exam answers in German possible

Classes

2 h lecture + 2 h exercises per week

Modules

Bachelor:

  • 10-I-SEC: IT Security/IT Sicherheit (for Computer Science/Informatik FSB 2018 and newer)
  • 10-I-GI: Selected Basics of Computer Science/Ausgewählte Grundlagen der Informatik (for Computer Science/Informatik FSB 2017 and older)
  • 10-I-AKI: Selected Chapters of Computer Science/Ausgewählte Kapitel der Informatik (for Aerospace Informatics/Luft- und Raumfahrtinformatik)

Master:

  • 10-I=SEC: Introduction to IT Security/Einführung in die IT-Sicherheit (for FSB 2021 and newer)
  • 10-I=AKITS: Selected Topics in IT Security/Ausgewählte Kapitel der IT-Sicherheit (for FSB 2018 and older)

Administration

WueCampus WS21

WueCampus WS20

 

 

Seminars and Practica

Seminar IT-Security

A seminar about current topics related to IT-security. We select new topics every semester with a focus on current research. The seminar consists of a report about a topic, a final presentation on the topic and two reviews of fellow students' seminar reports. The topics for each semester are approximately announced two weeks before the start of a semester on WueCampus. The registration is conducted on WueCampus.

 

 

Level

Bachelor and Master

Semester

Summer and Winter

Credits

5 ECTS

Language

German and/or English

Classes

2 h seminar per week

Modules

Seminar – Software Engineering and Security (I-SEMx-1S)                               

Administration

WueCampus SS23

 

 

Practicum Ethical Hacking Lab Software

A practical course about software security, popular attacks and defenses, as well as hands-on experience exploiting and defending against vulnerabilities. The lab is interleaved with Cisco Netacad, so it is possible to get a Cisco Netacad Cybersecurity Operations certificate through a seperate exam.

 

 

Level

Master

Semester

Summer (theoretical part during semester, practical part in semester break)

Credits

10 ECTS

Language

English

Modules

Praktikum Ethical Hacking Lab Software (10-I-EHL1)

Administration

WueCampus SS23

 

 

Practicum Ethical Hacking Lab Networks

A practical course about network security, popular attacks and defenses, as well as hands-on experience exploiting and defending against vulnerabilities. The lab is interleaved with Cisco Netacad, so it is possible to get a Cisco Certified Network Associate Security Course certificate through a seperate exam.

 

 

Level

Master

Semester

Winter (theoretical part during semester, practical part in semester break)    

Credits

10 ECTS

Language

English

Modules

Praktikum Ethical Hacking Lab Network (10-I-EHL2)

Administration

TBD

 

 

Master Practicum "Sichere Softwaresysteme"

Our currently open thesis topics can be found here. You can also contact us per email to discuss or suggest topics.

 

 

Level

Master

Semester

individual

Credits

10 ECTS

Language

English

Modules

Praktikum – Aktuelle Themen der Informatik (10-I=PRAK)                                             

Praktikum Software Engineering 1 (10-I-PSE1)

Praktikum Software Engineering 2 (10-I-PSE2)

Registration

per e-mail

Available Topics

listed here

 

 

Bachelor/Master Thesis

Check the list of our currently open thesis topics here. If you would like to suggest a topic, contact us.​​​​