“Security in Software Engineering”-course

So, I attended to the course in the title and passed with grade 3 (0-5 scale). The course had many aspects of security, but not that much directly associated with software engineering… Of course we had to produce some code like a backdoor, logic bobm, a file cipher, hahs calculator and a even a fuzz-tester. Those coding excersises went well and i implemented them in my favourite language Perl even though the backdoor and logic bomb could have been made with just pseudocode 🙂

An interesting course for sure, cryptography, authentication mechanisms, cracking and malware, web browser security, some operating system security, the lifecycle of a software project from the perspective of security, something about physical security and what the hell. Much stuff in a short course (4 CU).

I’ll suggest a course like this for every software engineering student or even for systems administrators. This course was not mandatory which puzzles me, wtf, it should be! And more courses should be available from the field of security, something going even deeper and not so shallow as just one course which we have in our university’s range.

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