Course syllabus - Methods and Tools for Industrial Cybersecurity
Spring semester 2021
A1N (Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements).
School of Innovation, Design and Engineering
Course literature is preliminary up to 8 weeks before course start. Course literature can be valid over several semesters.
Litteraturen består av vetenskapliga artiklar som tillhandahålls under kursens gång.
The literature consists of scientific articles which will be provided during the course.
The course has the objective to provide proficiency in cybersecurity analysis and design in industrial settings, with a special focus on smart factories and Industry 4.0. To that aim, students will learn about advanced cybersecurity concepts, methodologies and tools. They will also be able to apply their knowledge to case-studies of industrial relevance.
After completing the course, the student shall be able to:
1. Describe advanced techniques for industrial cybersecurity analysis and design.
2. Analyze cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities in reference scenarios.
3. Perform penetration testing by using tools for vulnerability scanning and ethical hacking.
4. Verify and ensure compliance to reference cybersecurity standards and regulations such as ISO 27001.
* Techniques for threat analysis, vulnerability assessment and penetration testing.
* Cybersecurity monitoring and incident response, including forensics.
* Cybersecurity certification standards.
* Laboratory exercises with selected cybersecurity tools.
* Applications to example scenarios and case-studies of industrial relevance.
120 credits whereof 60 credits in computer science including 2.5 credits in cybersecurity,or related subjects. In addition, Swedish B/Swedish 3 and English A/English 6 are required. For courses given in entirely in English exemption is made from the requirement in Swedish B/Swedish 3.
Assignment (INL1), 2,5 credits, marks Fail (U) or Pass (G)
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