Foundations of IT Security

Foundations lecture covering a wide range of basic security topics intended for (beginner) undergrads. Exercises cover topics introduced during the lecture from a more practical point-of-view (often involving written Python code).

Important Dates

  • 2020-10-15 14:15–15:45 | Introductory Lecture (online)
  • 2020-10-23 16:00–17:30 | First Exercise (online, access info will be announced)
  • 2021-03-31 10:30–13:30 | Written Exam (90 min)

Next Due: Exercise Sheet 02 until 2020-11-02 23:55.


This online lecture follows a flipped classroom approach with weekly Q&A session and exercise. Find more information and submission links on the page of the first module and the bonus page.

  • New Content: every Monday.
  • Online Q&A session: Thursday 14:15 (~30 min).
    Submit questions until Wednesday 20:00.
  • Online Exercise: Friday 16:00–17:30 (except the first week).
    Submit solutions until Monday 23:55 of the next week.
Week Module Bonus
Introduction Sheet 00
2020-10-19 Cryptography 1 Sheet 01
2020-10-26 Cryptography 2 Sheet 02
2020-11-02 Cryptography 3


The exam is planned to be a written exam on the 2021-03-31 between 10:30–13:30 (90 min).

Bonus points from last semester's lecture are eligible for this year's lecture.

During the exam, you are allowed a double-sided, handwritten A4 paper. Additional scratch paper will be provided.