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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


● Thursday - 2 November 2023 ● Friday - 3 November 2023 ● Friday - 10 November 2023 ● Friday - 17 November 2023 ● Friday - 24 November 2023 ● Friday - 1 December 2023 ● Friday - 8 December 2023

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
*re-sit not possible

Written exam
*80% of final grade
*Grade must be 5.50 or higher to pass the course
*Re-sit of a fail is possible.
*Re-sit will take the same form

Only assessments with the weight of 30% and lower are compensable. This means that one does not have to pass an assessment if it weighs 30% or less in order to pass the course, if the average of all assessments combined is at least a 5.5. In addition, assignments weighing up to and including 30% cannot be re-taken, meaning that if one failed an assessment of 30% or less one is not allowed to redo it and that assessment must be compensated by the other assessment(s).

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 M.I. Warner, study coordinator


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