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Technical Measures and Interventions


Admission requirements

Admission only after intake, please see our website.

Admission only for those who are enrolled in the technical track.


In the first part of the course attention will be paid to present ICT and Industrial Control Systems as well as networks. Specific attention will be paid to their attacks and vulnerabilities. The second part of the course handles the security principles and the available technical security measures and their meaning for cyber security, both repressive and preventive. The basic security mechanisms as confidentiality, identification, integrity, authentication and authorisation are given. After a short introduction to (a)symmetric cryptography and key management the various cryptographic algorithms and methods for the various security mechanisms are considered as well as their corresponding (inter)national standards. Attention is paid to architecture models and standards and the technical aspects of the management of security services.

The role of datamining techniques for detection of anomalies and potential fraud is considered. Although most security measures are digital, finally physical security measures are necessary, e.g. secure key storage. We also look at security modules and the physical security of devices and side-channel attacks on e.g. smartcards.

Course objectives

Participants have:

  • understanding of the basics and characteristics of present ICT systems and networks, their vulnerabilities and their meaning in practice.

  • understanding of the basic security functions as confidentiality, integrity, authentication and access control

  • basic knowledge of datamining techniques for anomalies, fraud and intrusion detection

  • basic knowledge about the available cryptographic algorithms and standards for implementation of security functions as mentioned above

Participants are able to:

  • decide on the basis of technical requirements which cryptographic algorithms should be applied

  • design a system for intrusion detection on the basic of datamining techniques methods

  • explain and discuss technical aspects of choice of security measures with various kind of experts in organisations


7 days from 9.30 until 17.00
Friday 16 October 2020
Friday 30 October 2020
Friday 6 November 2020
Friday 13 November 2020
Friday 20 November 2020
Friday 27 November 2020
Friday 4 December 2020 (exam)

Mode of instruction

Lectures, seminars, exercises, class discussion.
Lecturers: dr. Stjepan Picek (TU Delft) and others.

Assessment method


  • 20% of final grade

  • Grade must be compensated

  • resit not possible

Written exam

  • 80% of final grade

  • Grade must be 5.50 or higher to pass the course

  • Resit of a fail is possible.

  • Resit will take the same form

Reading list

Compulsory literature and literature for further consultation will be announced via Brightspace.


No registration is required for lectures and exams.


Dr. Stjepan Picek Chantal de Groot, study coordinator


For more information see our website.