192.111 Attacks and Defenses in Computer Security
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, UE, 4.0h, 6.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 6.0
  • Type: UE Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to use and extend state of the art security tools and actively participate in international IT security competitions, also called Capture The Flag (CTF). In particular, students will acquire the necessary technical skills to tackle modern security challenges and develop the required software.

Subject of course

Security topics:

  • Binary exploitation
  • Reverse engineering
  • Web security
  • Cryptography
  • Network security
  • Forensics
  • Mobile security
  • Fuzzing
  • Security of virtualized environments

Teaching methods

Technical discussions on computer security problems and introduction to state of the art security tools. Participation to on-line international Capture The Flag security contests.

Mode of examination

Immanent

Additional information

The lecture is held in English.

ECTS Breakdown (6 ECTS = 150 hours):

  • On-line meetings and presentations (20 hours)
  • Individual project work (130 hours)

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue10:00 - 11:0005.10.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/96778878067?pwd=QkE1cUZxM1ZqTGtmNXhvOXJWSXNOZz09 (LIVE)Overview of the security courses offered at TU Wien (optional)
Thu17:00 - 19:0007.10.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/97110583304?pwd=Q2hheVN5cnZkUldiNUhDUjc5VjMxQT09 (LIVE)Kickoff Event
Thu17:00 - 19:1009.12.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93581051246?pwd=U2x4NDhCSTI2VUlkM2FjdjJhZTdudz09 (LIVE)Individual Presentations (Group 1)
Thu17:00 - 19:1516.12.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/93215201490?pwd=U2owbGdGcmFZK0VHWWlIcU5SallQdz09 (LIVE)Individual Presentations (Group 2)

Examination modalities

Participation to on-line international Capture The Flag security contests and a short talk on a challenge taken from a competition. Assessment of a project focused on protecting or attacking computer systems. Projects will be agreed upfront between lecturers and students and will include the development of innovative security challenges, the creation of new tools or contributions to existing open-source projects to extend the original capabilities. Depending on the estimated effort of each project, students will be allowed to work in groups.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
07.09.2021 00:01 17.10.2021 23:59 20.10.2021 23:59

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Individual Talks (09.12.2021)27.10.2021 00:0008.12.2021 23:59
Individual Talks (16.12.2021)27.10.2021 00:0015.12.2021 23:59

Curricula

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Background on system and web security. Basic programming and scripting skills (python and unix shell usage are strongly recommended). Good familiarity with the Linux operating system. 

Preceding courses

Language

English