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System and application security

Individual course

Max amount of FITech students: 10

Course contents

  • Fundamentals of cyber security
  • Malicious software: infection methods and strategies, hiding strategies, malware detection
  • WLAN encryption and security
  • Server weaknesses and exploits
  • Software safety and security, system safety and security by design

Learning outcomes

After the course the participants will

  • have advanced knowledge of the characteristics of computer systems and applications that are critical in terms of information security
  • develop advanced expertise in the role of information security in computer systems and application software
  • have advanced understanding on the vulnerabilities in networked systems and how a malicious party may try to exploit them, and how to make systems and software safe and secure by design instead of considering safety and security as added features.

More information on University of Turku’s study guide.

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Responsible teacher

University of Turku
Antti Hakkala

Further information about the studies

University of Turku
Timo Vasankari

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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ICT studies,
Technical studies
Industrial engineering and management,
Information security
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University of Turku
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Adult learner,
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General prerequisites:
Knowledge in network technologies (for example course Computer Network Technologies, DTEK1050).
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