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IT-Infrastructure Security 7.5 credits

Säkerhet för IT-infrastruktur
Second cycle, A7011E
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2022 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
Systems Science
Subject group (SCB)
Informatics/Computer and Systems Sciences
Main field of study
Information Security

Entry requirements

The course assumes basic knowledge with a minimum of 90 credits of university studies, including 60 credits in the area of Computer Science or Systems Science: D0004N Database Systems I, D0005N Database Systems II, D0006N Objectoriented Analysis and Design, D0024E Software Development with Java II, D0019N Software Development with Java, D0020N Information Systems Development, I0005N IT-Design and Systems Thinking, D0006N Design of IT or equal courses. Documented skills in English language.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
After the completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify and explain the fundamental concepts, standards, importance, and functions within the scope of IT-Infrastructure Security. 
  2. Perform a review of academic trends and knowledge in the area IT-Infrastructure Security. 
  3. Analyse an IT-Infrastructure Security architecture within an organization’s context. 
  4. Design an IT-Infrastructure Security model considering organizational requirements. 
  5. Decide on IT-Infrastructure Security plans and procedures towards fulfilling an organisation’s security policy. 


This course covers the basic concepts, standards, purpose and implementation of IT-Infrastructure security. The material covered includes IT-Infrastructure components with a focus on various server types and techniques like Windows servers, Linux servers, Virtualization technology, cloud computing, Web servers, and Database servers. This course will give a narrow, but in-depth, focus on IT-Infrastructure security. From a practical standpoint, the current state of the art is covered, which will assist the students to analyse and design security solutions. Various scenarios and security concepts will be covered that will help students to apply the proper security solutions for IT-Infrastructure. The future trends, from an academic and theoretical standpoint are covered, which will help the students understand what new functionality will be coming out, in the future. There is also a short introduction, covering how to perform research, in order to find the current state of the art solutions and future trends. This course will cover how to design an existing, improve, or design a new IT-Infrastructure security towards the deployment of an organisational security policy.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.

During the course, students will work on individual tasks and group tasks. For group work, students will collaborate with each other using a variety of collaboration tools.  Course material will cover the fundamental concepts, standards, importance, functions in the scope of IT-infrastructure security.   Students will need to apply a security methodology, when designing a solution to a given security scenario.   In order for students to design an appropriate security solution, students will first need to perform some research, in order to find the available security solutions.   Students will need to study and apply security concepts when designing a solution to achieve a better secure IT-infrastructure. In order for students to design an appropriate security solution, students will first need to perform research to gain full knowledge of the state-of-the-art. Students will learn about the role of security in the organisational IT infrastructure.

Lectures will cover the IT-Infrastructure security, analysis and design, security concepts, research techniques, and how to integrate the IT-Infrastructure security into an organisation’s security policy.

Teaching is in English and on Internet for distance students or at campus for the students living here. IT support: Learning management system (Canvas), e-mail and phone.

Canvas Learning Management System is used for delivering course material, information and submissions. Knowledge is shared and created within the course through virtual meetings with teachers and other students for discussions, supervision, teamwork and seminars. For student on campus there will be meetings on campus.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The course is examined as follows:

• Individual tasks and group tasks relating to the course aims 2-5, 6hp (U, G, VG). Individual tasks and group tasks are examined through a written report and interviews. 
• Individual written exam relating to course aim 1, 1.5hp (U, G, VG)

In order for a student to get VG in the whole course, a VG grade must be accomplished in the individual tasks and group tasks and in the individual written exam.

For the G grade, a student should achieve the grade G in the individual tasks and group tasks, as well as in the individual written exam.

All included examination parts must be completed for the final grade on the course.

Grades are given according to the scale: U, G, VG. 


Technical requirements:  Access to PC, microphone, webcam, a permission to install software, and Internet connection of minimum 0,5 Mbps.

Christer Åhlund

Transition terms
The course A7011E is equal to A7006E

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2019 Sp 1
Computer Security: Principles and Practice (4th Global Edition)
William Stallings and Lawrie Brown
Hardcover: 800 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited (Jan 18, 2018)
ISBN-10: 1292220619
ISBN-13: 9781292220611

Course offered by
Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Individual tasks and group tasksU G VG6.00MandatoryA19
0003Written examU G VG1.50MandatoryA21

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 15 Feb 2019

Last revised
by Jonny Johansson, HUL SRT 11 Feb 2022