Platform security

Many security courses are about how to design your application and configuration to keep your platform secure. This course is the opposite: what can your platform do to make your application secure, and how does it do it? In this course we will discuss the security features provided by modern platforms, and show how they are implemented.
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Schedule:

Teaching time:

Daytime

Location:

Espoo

Topic:

Security

Form of learning:

On-campus

Provider:

Aalto University, FITech

Level:

Advanced

Credits:

5 By Aalto University (ECTS)

Fee:

Free of charge

Application period:

7.11.2022 – 2.1.2023

Target group and prerequisites

Familiarity with programming (knowledge of the C language is particularly advantageous), and basic knowledge of information security, e.g. as provided by the course Information Security.

Course description

Course contents

Many security courses are about how to design your application and configuration to keep your platform secure. This course is the opposite: what can your platform do to make your application secure, and how does it do it? In this course we will discuss the security features provided by modern platforms, and show how they are implemented.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, students

  • are familiar with a variety of platform security mechanisms and implementation strategies.
  • they understand the security properties provided by features of modern software and hardware platforms and are familiar with both their use and underlying implementation.

Teaching schedule

  • Lectures: Tue 10.1.–14.2.2023 at 10.15–12.00
  • Exercises: Thu 12.1.–16.2.2023 at 10.15–12.00
  • Exam will be available for a certain period of time (dates to be announced) in the e-examination room on Aalto campus. Students can book a suitable exam slot within the dates.

Completion methods

  • Practical exercises and examination
  • Lectures 20 h, exercises 63 h, independent study 50 h
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