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Seminars in Information Security and Cryptography

Seminar 1: Information Security and Cryptography - Fundamentals and Applications (June 11-13, 2012)
This seminar, taught by Prof. David Basin and Prof. Ueli Maurer, provides an
in-depth coverage of Information Security and Cryptography.  Concepts are
explained in a way understandable to a wide audience, as well as
mathematical, algorithmic, protocol-specific, and system-oriented aspects.
The topics covered include cryptography and its foundations, system and
network security, PKIs and key management, authentication and access
control, privacy and data protection, and advanced topics in cryptography.

Seminar 2: Building Secure Software Systems (June 14-15, 2012)
This seminar, taught by Prof. David Basin and Dr. Torsten Lodderstedt,
presents sound methods that can be used to build and evaluate security-
critical software systems. The focus is on the interplay between two
areas: Software Engineering and Information Security. The role of security
in all phases of the software-development process is examined, including
requirements analysis, risk analysis, design, implementation, and testing,
as well as verification and certification. In each phase, relevant concepts,
methods, and tools are covered.

Seminar 3: Wireless and Mobile Network Security (July 3-4, 2012)
This seminar, taught by Prof. Srdjan Capkun, covers relevant security and
privacy issues in contemporary and emerging wireless networks.
The seminar focuses on attacks and countermeasures in different types of
wireless networks and their applications. These are first presented
conceptually and then analyzed in the context of their real-world
realizations. For selected attacks and countermeasures, protocols and
experimental setups are presented in detail.

Seminar 4: Applied Information Security, Hands-On! (July 5-6, 2012)
In this seminar, taught by Prof. David Basin and Dr. Patrick Schaller,
participants carry out hands-on experiments in Information Security, using a
virtualized networked environment.  The experiments illustrate common
information security problems arising in modern operating systems, networks,
and web applications, and how to avoid them.
The seminar participants are introduced to the problems and afterwards carry
out exploits and work through different countermeasures. In this way, they
gain a detailed understanding of how vulnerabilities arise in practice and
practical experience countering them.

The seminars are in collaboration with ETH Zurich continuing education in Computer Science.

A full description of the seminars, including a detailed listing of topics covered, is available at http://www.infsec.ch.

Organizers: Prof. David Basin and Prof. Ueli Maurer, ETH Zurich

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