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Seit WiSe 2021/22


Computer Security - Seminar


Seifert, Jean-Pierre




Fakultät IV

Institut für Softwaretechnik und Theoretische Informatik

34355100 FG S-Professur Security in Telecommunications

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Fietkau, Julian


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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, all students will have profound technical knowledge of their respective small and clearly defined subtopic as well as a broad overview of the research field covered by the course. Additionally, they will have gained experience in writing reviews, presenting research and group discussions.


The Computer Security Seminar offered each semester deals with most recent topics with respect to the latest state of research regarding Computer Security focusing on Internet Security, Cryptography, Quantum Computing, Hardware Security, Software Security, and Telecommunication Security.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Computer Security SeminarSEM0434 L 956WS/SSEnglish2

Workload and Credit Points

Computer Security Seminar (SEM):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
90.0h(~3 LP)
Talk, Review & Participation1.090.0h90.0h
The Workload of the module sums up to 90.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 3 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Students give a talk on a topic, followed by a group discussion on the presented material. We will especially focus on working with original literature as well as on practicing and preparing of technical talks. To ensure relevance and up-to-date topics, usually the most interesting out of last year's scientific articles are chosen. At the end of the course, each student is required to hand in reviews of the presented papers covering several aspects. Course language is English incl. all written works (reviews, presentations, etc). Note: Depending on scheduling circumstances, the talks may be held in block meetings near the end of the semester instead of the usual weekly rhythm. Details will be provided at the introductory meeting.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Knowledge of compulsory modules of Bachelor degree. This module cannot be chosen together with any other SecT module containing the seminar.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

(Deliverable assessment) Participation20oral10 min
(Deliverable assessment) Review30written3 pages
(Deliverable assessment) Talk50oral40 min

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

Reviews: up to 40 points Presentation: up to 50 points Participation: up to 10 points

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:
Winter- und Sommersemester.

Maximum Number of Participants

The maximum capacity of students is 20.

Registration Procedures

Registration for the seminar is necessary, in general this will be possible during the introductory meeting. Details will be published on time via ISIS.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
ACSAC - Annual Computer Security Applications Conference
Asiacrypt - International Conference on the Theory and Application of Cryptology and Information Security
CCS - ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security
Crypto - International Cryptology Conference
CSF (CSFW) - IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium / Supersedes CSFW (Computer Security Foundations Workshop)
DSN - The International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks
ESORICS - European Symposium
Eurocrypt - European Cryptology Conference
IMC - Internet Measurement Conference
NDSS - ISOC Network and Distributed System Security Symposium
RAID - International Symposium on Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection
S&P (Oakland) - IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
Security - Usenix Security Symposium
TCC - Theory of Cryptography Conference

Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
Computer Engineering (M. Sc.)19WiSe 2021/22WiSe 2022/23
Computer Science (Informatik) (M. Sc.)16WiSe 2021/22WiSe 2022/23
Elektrotechnik (M. Sc.)13WiSe 2021/22WiSe 2022/23
Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen (M. Sc.)13WiSe 2021/22WiSe 2022/23

Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


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