IT-Security

Master, part-time

Overview

The intertwinement of telecommunications, mobile communications and data networks is turning IT security into an explosive topic and a key risk factor in today's businesses. Services such as e-commerce, e-government or digital media and their copyright protection severely stress data, network and transmission security. In the Master's degree program you will be specializing in aspects of technical security and the "human risk factor"

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Funda Acar
Favoritenstraße 226, B.3.25
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-2460
F: +43 1 606 68 77-2469
its@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester

Mon, 3.00-6.00 p.m.
Tue, 3.00-7:30 p.m. 
Wed, 3.00-6.00 p.m.

Office hours during the holidays

by appointment

 


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Duration of course
4 Semester
Final degree
Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)
25Study places
120ECTS
Organisational form
part-time

Application period for academic year 2019/20

24th September 2018 to 1st September 2019

2tuition fee / semester:

€ 363,36*

+ ÖH premium + contribution**

 

* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester

 

**for additional study expenses
(currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)

What you can offer

Data protection and system security are your top priority. You have the ability to identify potentially weak points in systems and networks. This motivates you to find suitable measures to prevent manipulation and to block unauthorized access. New technologies arouse your interest - yet always with guaranteed security standards in mind. Your are familiar with encryption methods and you would like, in your Master's degree program, to delve deeper into cryptography as a field for research and application.

What we offer you

IT security is a highly agile field. Attacks on servers and networks are getting increasingly sophisticated. Our state-of-the-art network laboratory where you may refine your strategies for preventing unauthorized access and develop measures and scenarios for protection is at your disposal. You will have the opportunity of participating in research and development (R&D) projects, engaging in active exchange between science and practice at the university. The degree program also includes an own "IT security competence team", working in close cooperation with companies. The research focuses on the transmission of data, safe from manipulation or eavesdropping.

What makes this degree program special

The number of mobile end devices will continue to increase and thereby also the demands made on data security for these tiny devices with their weak computing power. Sensor nodes which, albeit very versatile, are also small and have limited computing capacity and very little storage space are another example. Contrasting with these, we have the Cloud with its seemingly infinite computing and storage resources. The IT Security Master's degree program addresses both these developments in its research program.

The course experts implement, evaluate and compare a diversity of cryptographic algorithms in the affiliated Competence Center for IT Security.

The goal is to establish easily realizable secure data encryption options in practice. Findings are directly incorporated into the degree program to assuring you, the Master's student, of a decisive advantage of knowledge. The specialist know-how of our lecturers is also in high demand internationally. Experts of the IT Security Competence Center are often asked to participate as speakers at international conferences on data security and data protection. Papers published by the IT experts often receive awards such as the FH Best Paper Award, repeatedly awarded to FH Campus Wien.


Curriculum

Lecture SWS ECTS
Distributed Systems Dependability ILV

Distributed Systems Dependability ILV

Lector: DI (FH) Peter Krebs

2 SWS
4 ECTS
2 4
Introduction to Cryptography VO

Introduction to Cryptography VO

Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Dipl.-Wirt.Inform. Matthias Peter Hudler, Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn., Prof. Dr. Peter Lory

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this lecture basic principles of cryptography such as symmetric and asymmetric encryption as well as data security will be discussed. The main topics are for example the process of encryption and decryption of data, digital signatures, general cryptographic protocols and the practical field of operation of these mechanisms. Current approaches like elliptic curves are also dealt with. In addition to the related key management aspects like the comprehensive security infrastructure will be addressed. Tangible examples of use are shown for illustration and for getting familiar with the functionality.

Assessment methods

Final written exam

Teaching methods

Presentation with slides and video projector, additional explanations on the whiteboard

Language

German

2 3
Introduction to Cryptography Übung UE

Introduction to Cryptography Übung UE

Lector: FH-Prof. Dipl.-Inform. Dipl.-Wirt.Inform. Matthias Peter Hudler, Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn.

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

In this lecture basic principles of cryptography such as symmetric and asymmetric encryption as well as data security will be discussed. The main topics are for example the process of encryption and decryption of data, digital signatures, general cryptographic protocols and the practical field of operation of these mechanisms. Current approaches like elliptic curves are also dealt with. In addition to the related key management aspects like the comprehensive security infrastructure will be addressed. Tangible examples of use are shown for illustration and for getting familiar with the functionality.
In the tutorial the students have the possibility to practise the formerly presented approaches, getting more familiar with them. Approaches of possible cryptanalysis will also be discussed.

Assessment methods

continous examination

Teaching methods

Presentation, discussion and solving problems

Language

German

1 2
Information Management VO

Information Management VO

Lector: Mag. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Wolfgang Radinger-Peer

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Communicative and Social Competences ILV

Communicative and Social Competences ILV

Lector: Dipl.Ing. Franz Gober, MBA

2 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Basic assumptions of comunication - main focus body language, presentation technics; social skills: ability of encountering, effective communication strategy, feedback, using feedback, impact of feedback. Rhetorical basics: Use of different discussion technics and questioning technics and feedback strategies, facilityting and inhibiting behaviour in communication. Conflict management, understanding conflicts, working on conflicts and methods.Selective perception and constructivism.

Assessment methods

Physical presence
Active cooperation
Seminar paper
Review-Journal

Teaching methods

Individual work, work in smaller and larger groups, teacher-centred information phases,
review-journal

Language

German

2 2
Cryptographic Methods in IT ILV

Cryptographic Methods in IT ILV

Lector: DI Dr. Ulrich Haböck

2 SWS
3 ECTS
2 3
Network Defense Technologies ILV

Network Defense Technologies ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn., DI(FH) Roland Supper

2 SWS
4 ECTS

Lecture contents

- Overview of Threats
- Firewalls (stateless/stateful)
- Intrusion Detection and Prevention
- IPsec-based VPNs
- Overview over SSL and TLS and other VPN-Technologien (L2TP, PPTP, MPLS)
- Advanced Persistent Thretas
- Expert Talks

Assessment methods

Written final Exam

Teaching methods

Lecture with slides, whiteboard and external expert speeches
Lab Exercises

Language

German

2 4
Secure Software Development VO

Secure Software Development VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn., DI Mathias Tausig

2 SWS
3 ECTS
2 3
Secure Software Development Übung UE

Secure Software Development Übung UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn.

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

* Usage of git
* Usage of TDD
* prevention of security bugs

Assessment methods

Grading of the projects

Teaching methods

Programming exercises

2 3
Wireless Network Security ILV

Wireless Network Security ILV

Lector: DI Dr. Ulrich Haböck, DI (FH) Peter Krebs

2 SWS
4 ECTS
2 4

Lecture SWS ECTS
Applied Cryptography ILV

Applied Cryptography ILV

Lector: DI Mathias Tausig

2 SWS
3 ECTS
2 3
Application Security ILV

Application Security ILV

Lector: DI Mathias Tausig

2 SWS
3 ECTS
2 3
Cyber-Security ILV

Cyber-Security ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Christian Kudera, Privatdozent Dipl-Ing. Mag. Dr. Edgar Weippl

2 SWS
3 ECTS
2 3
Cryptographic Protocols ILV

Cryptographic Protocols ILV

Lector: DI Dr. Ulrich Haböck

2 SWS
3 ECTS
2 3
Security Lab LB

Security Lab LB

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn., DI(FH) Roland Supper

4 SWS
10 ECTS
4 10
Service Computing and Cloud Security ILV

Service Computing and Cloud Security ILV

Lector: FH-Hon.Prof. Priv.-Doz. Mag. DI. DI. Dr.techn. Karl Michael Göschka, Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn., DI Dr. Johannes Osrael

3 SWS
4 ECTS
3 4
Business and Ethics ILV

Business and Ethics ILV

Lector: Mag. Georg Conrad-Billroth, MSc (CS)

3 SWS
4 ECTS
3 4

Lecture SWS ECTS
Cyber-Crime Defense ILV

Cyber-Crime Defense ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Christian Kudera, Privatdozent Dipl-Ing. Mag. Dr. Edgar Weippl

2 SWS
3 ECTS
2 3
Digital Forensics VO

Digital Forensics VO

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Schmiedecker, Dip.-Inf. (FH) Karsten Theiner

2 SWS
2 ECTS
2 2
Digital Forensics Übung UE

Digital Forensics Übung UE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Schmiedecker, Dip.-Inf. (FH) Karsten Theiner

1 SWS
2 ECTS

Lecture contents

Practical assignments in the scope of the lecture.

Assessment methods

Graded point of the reports

Teaching methods

Written reports

1 2
Interdisciplinary Project PJ

Interdisciplinary Project PJ

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn., Julia Teissl, BSc MSc

4 SWS
9 ECTS

Lecture contents

Summary of the essential aspects of project- and process-management, as well as system safety, and their practical meaning in concrete examples.
Clarification of the differences between safety and security, and of the interfaces between these two areas.
Diskussion and reflection of the insights from practical application of the above concepts.

Assessment methods

Assessment of the submitted implementation and the presentations.

Teaching methods

Implementing and presenting a practical example in small groups.

Language

German

4 9
Mobile and Embedded Security VO

Mobile and Embedded Security VO

Lector: FH-Prof. DI Gerhard Engelmann, Silvia Schmidt, MSc BSc, DI Mathias Tausig

2 SWS
3 ECTS
2 3
Mobile and Embedded Security Übung UE

Mobile and Embedded Security Übung UE

Lector: DI Mathias Tausig

1 SWS
2 ECTS
1 2
Security Management ILV

Security Management ILV

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn.

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

- IT-Security Management and Risk Assessment
- IT-Security Controls, Plans, and Procedures
- Physical and Human Resources Security & Security Audit
- Access Control Management
- Overview of the ISO 27000-family, COBIT, ITIL and BSI Grundschutz

Assessment methods

1/3: Case study
1/3: Group assignment
1/3: Classroom Quizzes

Teaching methods

Lecture, case study, group assignment

Language

English

2 3
Business Crime SE

Business Crime SE

Lector: Dipl.Ing. Franz Gober, MBA

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

- values and needs especially in working environment
- typologies of behaviour and inward urge
- change management processes and impact
- Reasons for conflicts, behaviour during conflicts, and escalation
- behaviour pattern and situational behaviour in economic crime
- forms of economic crime
- examples of ecomonic crime and working it up
- future trends and development in economic crime

Assessment methods

Physical presence
Active cooperation
Seminar paper
Review-Journal

Teaching methods

Presentation
Work on cases in small groups
Subject specific discussions in the class
Seminar paper
Review-journal

Language

German

2 3
Academic Research and Writing SE

Academic Research and Writing SE

Lector: Dipl.-Ing. Manuel Koschuch, Bakk.techn., Prof. Dr. Peter Lory

2 SWS
3 ECTS

Lecture contents

An important part of a comprehensive academic education is to aquire the qualification to treat problem statements from a scientific point of view. Therefore, an introduction to scientific work, writing, and well established methodologies will be taught in this course.

Assessment methods

The evaluation is based on the submitted material (disposition, paper, reviews) as well as on the presentations.

Teaching methods

During this course a scientific conference will be simulated. After a brief introduction to scientific writing, the attendees of this course shall treat a problem statement of a given field of research for which they shall prepare disposition that briefly describes the chosen topic. Based on it, a draft version of the scientific article will be written (draft paper). Afterwards, these draft versions of the papers will be critically reviewed by other colleagues (peer reviewing). Based on their reviews, a revised version of the scientific paper shall be created (camera-ready paper). At the end of this course, the scientific papers will be presented by the authors.

Language

German

2 3

Lecture SWS ECTS
Master Thesis MT 0 20
Master Thesis Seminar SE 2 2
Human Perception and Behaviour VO 2 3
Privacy in Internet VO 2 2
Legal Framework of Privacy Policies ILV 2 3

Number of teaching weeks
18 per semester

Times
5.30 p.m.-7.00 p.m. and 7.15 p.m.-8.45 p.m.


Career opportunities

Graduates are active in both the core information technology and telecommunications industries as well as in sector spanning positions. Your task will be to design and implement comprehensive security solutions. You will specify, plan, integrate, test and operate voice and data networks, taking into account the necessary security standards. You will work in the following areas:

  • Companies with their own IT infrastructure
  • Banks and insurance companies
  • Companies in electronic commerce
  • Authorities and public institutions
  • Online service providers
  • Service providers (cable/radio network providers, telecom)
  • Entertainment industry and media companies
  • Software development companies and system integrators
  • Security services
  • Data centers
  • Consulting firms

Admission

Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor degree or diploma certificate from an institute of higher education with a total of 180 ECTS credits with at least 42 ECTS credits in the relevant subjects of information technology, software engineering and network engineering. In exceptional cases, the University Council will make a joint decision with the Program Director.
  • Equivalent certification from abroad

Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section.

Application

To apply you will require the following documents:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of citizenship
  • A Bachelor degree or diploma certificate/equivalent certification from abroad and CV in table form.

Please note:

It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via e-mail, mail or in person by no later than the start of the admission process.

The selection process

The selection process examines the technical aptitude of the applicants for the Master's degree program. It consists of a written test and an interview. The secretary's office will notify you of the date for the selection process.

  • Aim
    The aim is to ensure places are offered to those persons who complete the multi-level selection process with the best results. The test procedures are customized for the skills required in your preferred career.
  • Procedure
    The written selection test assesses your logical thinking processes and your understanding of scientific processes. This test will not assess your existing knowledge, but will examine your aptitude for an education in science. All applicants will afterwards be invited to a selection interview to establish your ability and readiness to learn, your motivation in your selection of the degree program and career, your personal aptitude and your verbal communication skills.
  • Criteria
    > The criteria for acceptance are based solely on performance. Points are awarded for the written test results and the selection interview. The applicants will be ranked correspondingly.
    > The geographical origin of the applicant has no influence on the selection decision.
    > The admission requirements must be met in all cases.
    > The process as a whole and all test and assessment results from the selection process are documented in a transparent and verifiable manner.

Getting Started

Buddy network

Experience shows that many questions arise during the application phase and the start of the degree program. We therefore propose that interested persons and applicants should network with higher semester students in the same degree program as yours. Personal and individual contact with your buddy should facilitate your entry into the degree program.

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Secretary's office

Funda Acar
Favoritenstraße 226, B.3.25
1100 Vienna
T: +43 1 606 68 77-2460
F: +43 1 606 68 77-2469
its@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Office hours during the semester

Mon, 3.00-6.00 p.m.
Tue, 3.00-7:30 p.m. 
Wed, 3.00-6.00 p.m.

Office hours during the holidays

by appointment

 

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