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Cyber Security

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IITB6002
Curriculum: IT 2023
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 2 (2024-2025)
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 cr
Responsible Teacher: Matila, Jukka
Language of Instruction: English

Courses During the Academic Year 2024-2025

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
3005IT2023-2, IT2023-2A, IT2023-2B, IT2023-2C2025-01-07 – 2025-04-30Jukka MatilaEnglish2024-12-01 – 2025-01-13

Taking the course in advance? See the courses during the academic year 2023-2024.

Learning Outcomes

The student comes to know understanding of the importance of information security, learns about the most common security issues, learns how to use the most common security testing programs, and learns the principles of secure work in an ICT environment.

Student's Workload

81 h, of which 42 hours of scheduled contact teaching.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Operating Systems and Domain Services, Linux Operating System, Local Area Networks.


Basics of modern security, most common security issues, security testing methods, safe working in an ICT environment.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Material provided by the teacher.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Exercises in a computer class. In addition to rehearsals, short lectures. The exercises will be evaluated.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student shows that they can master the course contents excellently and they have adopted the principles of cyber safe working in the ICT environment.
Grade 3: The student masters the course contents at a reasonable level and they know how to work in a cyber safe way in the ICT environment.
Grade 1: The student knows the principles of cyber safe working and recognizes the most common cyber security risks and hazards.

Assessment Methods

Programming exercises 50 %, mini quizzes 30 % and a final examination/project 20 %.