Praktikum Rechnersicherheit (Practical Course for Computer Security)
This workgroup was formed as continuation of the
course „Sicherheit in Rechnersystemen " (Security in
Computer Systems) and is planning to pass on its knowledge and
experience in a new course.
This project is being supported by the Vice President of TU Berlin within the „Offensive OWL " (Push for Knowledge Through Learning) as a student project.
experience from computer security contests which can be transferred to
the practical work of our graduates, and the compilation of a series
of lectures on the topic should be made available to a broader group
of students. In particular, it should be ensured that the experience
is not lost after the current participants graduate.
Based on the lecture series from the working group a university course is being developed. The transfer of theoretical knowledge to given problems is not always easy, especially when it comes to security analysis. Experiments performed on real-world alike systems enable the evaluation and safe application of theoretical constructs.
For this goal, a "Praktikum" (practical course) with 6 Credit Points is most adequate. Pre-existing theoretical knowledge should be solidified by a multitude of practical exercises. The tasks will be worked on in small groups in class as well as by participants on their own outside the attendance time. Furthermore, it is planned that participants familiarize themselves with a specific subject and and give presentations to each other. In addition to the practical skills, participants should gain the ability to evaluate the risks, costs and benefits of a particular security measure. Finally, the acquired abilities and skills can be applied by participating in a security contest like CIPHER.
Despite being supported by
student assistants and university staff, the course is primarily
designed by students of the AG Rechnersicherheit. Everyone who is
interested in how a course is developed is invited to attend our
The course was first held in the winter semester of 2007/2008.
Further information can be found on the e-learning platform ISIS .
AnsprechpartnerDr.-Ing. Jörg Schneider
030 314 73160
Room EN 361
ContactChi-Thanh Christopher Nguyen
030 314 28603
Room FR 7024
IT Security LabIT Security Lab: Vulnerability Assessment
Lecturer: Die AG Rechnersicherheit, Jörg Schneider
Tu 16:00 - 18:00 o'clock