IT & Mobile Security

Operating System Security

Integrated course, 2.00 ECTS


Course content

Basic, inherent security mechanisms of operating systems, especially those common in mobile environments. Security enhancements, specific high security operating systems, security certification of operating systems

Learning outcomes

Graduates gain knowledge concerning security principles of IT systems, and therefore sound skills for securing this systems concerning safty and security

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

The Shellcoders Handbook, Anley Heasman, Linder, Richarte
Hacking The Art of Exploitation, Erickson
Hacking mit Metasploit, Messner
Tanenbaum: Modern Operation Systems, 3rd Ed. Prentice Hall, 2007
Trend Jaeger: Operating System Security, Morgan & Claypool, 2008
Professional Journals: Linux Magazin, IX

Mode of delivery

1 ECTS lecture, 1 ECTS tutorial

Prerequisites and co-requisites

modules OFF 1 and ISC 2

Assessment methods and criteria

Lecture: final exam, tutorial: continuous assessment