Chair of Mobile Business & Multilateral Security

Information & Communication Security


 Basic Information
Type of Lecture: Lecture with Exercise
Course: Master
Hours/Week: 2
Credit Points: 6
Language: English
Term: Summer 2020
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Content of the Course


Information about the Q&A lecture: Please send us your questions for the last lecture (Q&A) until July, 5th.

Attention 1: Since there were numerous successful tests with the conference tool BigBlueButton, we will also use it in Information Security, starting on May, 19. Here is the link: BigBlueButton conference portal.

Attention 2: As our interactive offers have only limited capacity, please send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. from your university student account, so that we can send the links and credentials, once we have them and whenever they change. These are on purpose limited to be sent to the university accounts only.

Attention 3: Taking into account the current situation due to SARS-CoV-2 we currently assume that all lectures will be streamed live. We will use OLAT as a platform for students to ask questions during the live streams of the lectures. All other information, news, and teaching materials can be found at this websiteThe OLAT forum can be accessed via the following link:

Important Note:

Auf Grund der gegebenen Situation können wir aktuell noch keine rechtssicheren Aussagen darüber treffen, in welcher Form schriftliche Prüfungen im Sommersemester 2020 abgenommen werden. Natürlich hoffen wir darauf, dass sich die allgemeine Lage bis zum Juli wieder so entspannt, dass Präsenzprüfungen an der Universität möglich sein werden. Wir sind hier in ständiger Kommunikation mit dem Präsidium und werden Sie umgehend informieren, sobald die Goethe-Universität hier verbindliche Entscheidungen trifft. Dies kann in Anbetracht der Lage auch recht kurzfristig geschehen und wir bitten Sie hierfür um Verständnis. Den jeweils aktuellen Stand der Universitätsregelungen zu Studium und Prüfungen finden Sie unter:

The "Information and Communication Security" lecture series provides a general introduction to the topic of information and communication security. Students will be qualified to identify security challenges that come along with using and employing information and communication systems, and to identify and apply adequate means and methods to solve them. Emphasis will be put on the organizational and technical set-up of infrastructures, also including aspects of pragmatic and professional risk management, and profitability analysis of security concepts and technologies. Further, students will be qualified to identify and assess security risks, in order to develop and establish appropriate security strategies. Contents presented in the lecture will also be discussed in the context of international standardization and regulation activities in the domain of information and communication security, allowing students to consider long-term developments, trends, and challenges in their analysis.



Date Time Session Title Downloads Stream
21.04.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 1 Introduction L01_Introduction L01_Zoom
28.04.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 2 Authentication L02_Authentication L02_Link
28.04.20 16:00-18:00 Lecture 3 Cryptography I L03_Cryptography_I_V1.1 L03_Link
05.05.20 10:00-12:00 Exercise 1 Authentication E01_Authentication 
12.05.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 4 Cryptography II L04_Cryptography_II_V1.2 L04_LinkOLAT
12.05.20 16:00-18:00 Lecture 5 Access Control L05_Access_Control L05_LinkOLAT
19.05.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 6 Electronic Signatures L06_Electronic_Signatures_V1.1 L06_Link_BBB
26.05.20 10:00-12:00 Exercise 2 Cryptography  E02_Cryptography_V1.1, Solution E02_BBB
26.05.20 16:00-18:00 Exercise 3 Access Control

E03 Access Control


02.06.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 7 Identity Management  L07_Identity_Management_V1.4 L07_Link_BBB
09.06.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 8 Privacy Protection I L08_Privacy_Protection_I_V1.3 L08_Link_BBB
09.06.20 16:00-18:00 Lecture 9 Privacy Protection II User Aspects of PETs
16.06.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 10 Computer System Security  L10_Computern_System_Security  L10_Link_BBB
23.06.20 10:00-12:00 Guest Lecture 1 Biometrics   G01_Biometrics  GL1_Link_BBB
23.06.20 16:00-18:00 Exercise 4 Security Management  E04_Security Management  E04_Link_BBB
30.06.20 10:00-12:00 Guest Lecture 2 Social Engineering

 G02_Social Engineering

In order to further enhance the quality of the game and to draw conclusions on its efficiency, we ask users of PROTECT to provide some feedback and background information, e.g. on previous knowledge.
The questionnaire will take approximately 15 minutes to answer.
Link to the survey:
07.07.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 11 Network Security I L11_Network_Security_I L11_Link_BBB
07.07.20 16:00-18:00 Lecture 12 Network Security II L12_Network_Security_II L12_Link_BBB
14.07.20 10:00-12:00 Lecture 13 Exam Prep and Wrap Up   L13_Link_BBB