Security and Privacy

Michael Sonntag

Aim of the course is to give an introduction to current problems of the two areas of security and privacy, and how they interact and can be solved through technological means, e.g. incident response techniques. The technological, legal, and society limitations of these approaches are discussed as well. Students will be introduced to the foundations of these topics through lectures. Based on these, current research and developments are presented and explained. Some aspects of each topic will be covered through practical work or demonstrations as well. The course encompasses for example introductions to security (threats to ICT, cryptography, risk analysis), the EU privacy framework (including important decisions of the EuGH), computer forensics (basics and file system investigation), as well as data retention and online searches.

Security, privacy, computer forensics, legal basics


Contact details of the lecturer:

Assoc.Prof. Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Michael Sonntag
Institute for Information Processing and Microprocessor Technology (FIM)
Altenbergerstr. 69
A-4040 Linz
Telephone: +43(732)2468-4137