Computer Security (ISE426) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Computer Security ISE426 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to teach the students how to protect vital data from various types of attacks on the Internet. It also aims at teaching the theoretical aspects of security along with the practical applications using data security tools.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Explain the basic terms, concepts and objectives of computer security
  • Explain fundamentals of cryptography
  • Discuss user authentication and access control
  • Discuss computer security threats including malicious software and DoS attacks
  • Examine countermeasures such as Antivirus SW, firewalls, IDS, IPS, IPSec
Course Content Cryptographic tools, user authentication, access control, intrusion detection, malicious software, denial-of-service attacks, firewalls, trusted computing, buffer overflow, software security, Windows security, Linux security.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Overview Chapter 1 (main text)
2 Overview Chapter 1
3 Cryptographic Tools Chapter 2
4 Cryptographic Tools Chapter 2
5 User Authentication Chapter 3
6 Access Control Chapter 4
7 Database Security Chapter 5
8 Midterm
9 Malicious Software Chapter 6
10 Denial-of-Service Attacks Chapter 7
11 Intrusion Detection Chapter 8
12 Firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems Chapter 9
13 Operating system Security Chapter 12
14 Cloud and IoT Security Chapter 13
15 Final Examination Period
16 Final Examination Period


Course Book 1. Computer Security: Principles and Practice, William Stallings; Lawrie Brown, Prentice-Hall, 2008.
Other Sources 2. Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World. Kaufman, C.;R. Perlman; and M. Speciner, Prentice Hall, 2008
3. Security in Computing, Charles P. Pfleeger; Shari Lawrence Pfleeger., Prentice Hall, 2006
4. Introduction to Computer Security, Matt Bishop, Addison-Wesley Professional. 2004
5. Computer Security: Art and Science, Matt Bishop, Addison-Wesley Professional. 2002
6. Cryptography and Network Security, William Stallings, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, Due out November 2009

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work 65
Percentage of Final Work 35
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and subjects specific to the computer engineering discipline; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas to complex engineering problems. X
2 The ability to identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying proper analysis and modeling techniques for this purpose. X
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to develop, select and utilize modern techniques and tools essential for the analysis and determination of complex problems in computer engineering applications; the ability to utilize information technologies effectively. X
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex engineering problems or research topics specific to the computer engineering discipline. X
6 The ability to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Effective oral and writen communication skills in Turkish; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
8 The knowledge of at least one foreign language; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
9 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology.
10 The ability to behave according to ethical principles, awareness of professional and ethical responsibility;
11 Knowledge of the standards utilized in software engineering applications
12 Knowledge on business practices such as project management, risk management and change management;
13 Awareness about entrepreneurship, innovation
14 Knowledge on sustainable development
15 Knowledge on the effects of computer engineering applications on the universal and social dimensions of health, environment and safety; X
16 Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions
17 An ability to describe, analyze and design digital computing and representation systems. X
18 An ability to use appropriate computer engineering concepts and programming languages in solving computing problems.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 4 5 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 150