UNIK9740 – Information Security in Industrial Sensor and Mobile Systems
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course focuses on giving you state-of-the-art knowledge about sensor- and mobile systems used in industrial communications (oil and gas, smart grid, automation). It is motivated by real-world challenges from industry, e.g. protection of sensor networks such as smart metering infrastructure against threats and methods for the protection of sensors and devices. The course will also touch on advanced security technologies for mobile communication systems, addressing amongst others security and privacy protection in near-field communications (NFC).
After completion of the course, you will have achieved the following competence:
- Understanding of how key information security concepts and principles are addressed in industrial communication networks that include sensors and mobile systems
- Knowledge of relevant security standards in industrial networks, as well as mitigation techniques against security threats, intrusion detection and protection mechanisms, and security incidence monitoring and response methodologies
- Adoption of security standards for selected industrial scenarios
- Ability to discuss the applicability of security mechanisms in industrial networks
- Be able to explain the security challenges in a system of systems, where various communication technologies such as wirelessHART, Zigbee, Mobile Communication Networks (2G, 3G & 4G), WiMAX, WLAN/WiFi are used to communicate sensors and actuators at field level
- Analyzing skills in security incidences and possible mitigation techniques based on selected industrial areas such as smart grids, including industrial control systems
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Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with UNIK9740 – Information Security in Industrial Sensor and Mobile Systems (continued)
3 hours lecture per week. Student presentations. Compulsory written assignments which have to be approved before you can enter the final examination. PhD candidates will be required to submit an essay and/or give a presentation to the rest of the group on a curriculum-related topic. The essay/presentation must be passed before the final exam.
Compulsory written assignments have to be approved before you can enter the final examination. PhD candidates will be required to submit an essay and/or give a presentation to the rest of the group on a curriculum-related topic. The essay/presentation must be passed before the final exam. Final oral examination (may be written if many students).
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.