TEK9500 – Security in Distributed Systems
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.
The course focuses on security in networks and distributed systems, and gives a short introduction to cryptography. The threats against distributed systems are covered, as well as applicable methods, technologies and standards to protect against these threats.
After taking the course you will:
- understand the threats against distributed systems and how to protect against them
- have a foundation for designing and developing secure distributed systems, and for evaluating the security of existing solutions
- have knowledge of standards, security protocols, technologies, principles, methods and cryptographic mechanisms applicable for securing modern distributed systems
- have knowledge of common mistakes leading to insecurities in distributed systems
- have knowledge of recent research in the field
Admission to the course
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
Basic programming, computer communication, mathematics.
- 10 credits overlap with TEK5500 – Security in distributed systems (discontinued).
- 10 credits overlap with UNIK4250 – Security in distributed systems (continued).
- 10 credits overlap with UNIK9250 – Sikkerhet i distribuerte systemer (continued).
- 8 credits overlap with IN4210 – Network and Communications Security.
3 hours lectures every week. Mandatory assignments must be delivered and approved before the candidate may stand for the exam.
A final, oral exam will count for 100 % of the final grade. In case of many students, a written exam may be held instead.
The course has a mandatory assignment that must be approved in order to take the final exam.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.