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Course module: NWI-IBC034
NWI-IBC034
Operating Systems Security
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-IBC034
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University Nijmegen; Faculty of Science; Informatica en Informatiekunde;
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. V. Moonsamy
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Lecturer
prof. dr. P. Schwabe
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Coordinator
prof. dr. P. Schwabe
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. P. Schwabe
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Academic year2017
Period
KW2  (13/11/2017 to 04/02/2018)
Starting block
KW2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims

After this course, the students are able to

  • recognize limitations of classic UNIX security,
  • understand security concepts of modern operating systems for desktop and mobile devices,
  • evaluate OS configurations from a security perspective,
  • identify and apply common attacks against operating systems,
  • recognize and utilize standard defense mechanisms.
Content

This lecture gives an introduction to security issues of operating systems and in particular puts the content of the lecture of "Hacking in C" into a broader context.

Literature
• General background: "Introduction of Computer Security" by Michael Goodrich and Roberto Tamassia
• "Operating System Security" by Trent Jaeger
• Additional material and lecture slides will be on the course website
Teaching formats
• 16 hours lecture
• 16 hours problem session
• 52 hours individual study period
Topics
• Singleuser/Multiuser environments
• Authentication and authorization
• File-access policies
• Memory protection
• Virtualization and related security issues
• Malware and malware detection
• Security-enhanced operating systems (e.g., SE-Linux)
• Operating systems designed for security (e.g, Ethos)
Test information
Homework assignments and written exam.
Prerequisites
The background from the lectures "Security" and "Network Security" is helpful.Background from the course "Hacking in C" (https://www.cs.ru.nl/E.Poll/hacking/) is highly recommended.
Required materials
Handouts
Additional material and lecture slides will be on the course website
Recommended materials
Book
General background: "Introduction of Computer Security" by Michael Goodrich and Roberto Tamassia
Book
"Operating System Security" by Trent Jaeger
Instructional modes
Course
Attendance MandatoryYes

Lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tutorial
Attendance MandatoryYes

Zelfstudie

Tests
Tentamen
Test weight1
OpportunitiesBlock KW2, Block KW4

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