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Language-Based Security

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: DIT101
Spring 2020
50% Day
Period: 23 March 2020 - 5 June 2020
2 Closed GU-28652
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course covers the principles of programming language-based techniques for computer security. The goal is 1) understanding such applicaiton-level attacks as race conditions, buffer overruns, covert channels, and code injection and 2) mastering the principles behind such language-based protection techniques as static analysis, program transformation, and reference monitoring. The dual perspective of attack vs. protection is threaded through the lectures, laboratory assignments, and projects.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: Successfully completed two year studies within the subject Computer Science or equivalent. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 17 587 SEK
First payment: 17 587 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering
41296 Göteborg

Visiting address: Rännvägen 6 B

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