Checking date: 25/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Cybersecurity and Privacy
Master in Computer Science and Technology (Plan: 462 - Estudio: 71)

Coordinating teacher: PERIS LOPEZ, PEDRO

Department assigned to the subject: Computer Science and Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
We recommend that the student has previously studied a subject related to cybersecurity in information and communication technologies.
The student acquires the ability to model and evaluate distributed and parallel systems. The student acquires the ability to design distributed and parallel applications. The student acquires knowledge of the main design aspects of a distributed and parallel system. The student learns and applies simulation techniques to simulate distributed and parallel systems. The student acquires the ability to analyse a technical document or scientific publication critically. The student can transmit the results of scientific research.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Introduction to cybersecurity. State of the art of privacy. Cryptography: capabilities and limitations. Data collection and analysis: personal data and privacy. Anonymisation and de-anonymisation. Privacy technologies.
Learning activities and methodology
AF1: Theoretical and practical classes AF3: Tutorials AF5: Individual work AF4: Teamwork AF6: Assessment tests (exam)
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 20
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 80

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • David Wright, Paul De Hert. Enforcing Privacy. Springer . 2016
  • Denny Cherry. The Basics of Digital Privacy. Syngress. 2013
  • Safeguarding Privacy, Liberty and Security. Privacy-Invading Technologies and Privacy by Design. Springer . 2014
  • Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon Joshua Phillips Mark D. Ryan. Privacy vs. Security. Springer-Verlag London. 2014

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.