Course detail

Information System Security and Cryptography

FIT-BIDAcad. year: 2020/2021

Introduction, security standards, security management. Evaluation of security. Data transmission security, operating system and database security. Cryptographic algorithms and analysis, public key cryptography. Electronic commerce. Tamper resistant hardware.

Areas for the Doctoral State Exam:

  1. Information system security basics.
  2. Security evaluation standards.
  3. Security policies.
  4. Basic security functions.
  5. Symmetric cryptography.
  6. Asymmetric cryptography.
  7. Public key infrastructure - PKI.
  8. Web applications security.
  9. Communication security.
  10. Operating system security.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn basic principles of secure information systems design and security analysis.
A deeper ability to design secure systems.


Basic knowledge of operating systems and computer networks.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Savard, J. J. G.: A Cryptographic Compendium, 2000, dostupné na WWW
Stallings, W.: Cryptography and Network Security, Pearson India, 2018, ISBN 9789332585225
Bishop, M.:Computer Security Art and Science, 2nd Edition, November 2018, Addison-Wesley Professional, ISBN: 9780134097145

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Discussions within the lectures, a check of the prepared report.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


To acquaint with with the advanced concepts of information systems security. The Another area covered is applied cryptography, including classical cryptography and modern secret key and public key cryptography.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Project and presentation of selected article

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme VTI-DR-4 Doctoral

    branch DVI4 , any year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, elective

  • Programme VTI-DR-4 Doctoral

    branch DVI4 , any year of study, summer semester, 0 credits, elective

Type of course unit



39 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


  1. Introduction
  2. Security standardisation
  3. Security management
  4. Security evaluation and audit
  5. Selected security mechanisms
  6. Advance cryptographic algorithms
  7. Public key infrastructure (PKI)
  8. Electronic commerce
  9. Tamper resistant hardware

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


4 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


Studying a state-of-the-art research papers and preparing a report or a lecture based on the papers read.