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Seminar IT-Sicherheit / IT-Security

Important: As long as face-to-face events are suspended at the university, this seminar will only be held online. The corresponding seminar materials will be uploaded in the moodle-platform. A dedicated forum can be used for questions, comments and discussions. Do not hesitate to interact with us using the moodle platform. In order to register you will need the following key: SoSe2021-ITSec. The link to our seminar is: moodle link Seminar IT-Security.


Prof. Dr. Vincent Heuveline

Dr. Maximilian Hoecker

Location: online. Our virtual Seminar Room ist the  heiCONF Shannon Hörsaal. In case of technical problems please check fallback solutions  in our seminar moodle.

Date: Monday, 16:00 - 18:00 c.t. (c.t. means Cum Tempore, i.e. start at 16:15 !!! )

Language: german and/or english



The quantity as well as the quality of attacks on computer systems is steadily increasing. As a result, the security of computer systems became an important topic in research and industry. In this technically oriented seminar, we will first learn about the types and mechanisms of attacks in detail (for example, buffer overflow attacks, SQL injection, and cross-site request forgery) and understand how to prevent them. Afterwards, we will learn how to detect software vulnerabilities through code analysis and testing. Here we study the techniques of static analysis and approaches such as penetration testing.

This seminar is useful for anyone who develops software or is interested in software security. Since these topics are close to research, they can serve as the basis for bachelor's and master's theses.


Please note the following requirements for the award of credit points (4 ECTS): regular participation, presentation with handout, mutual evaluation and written summary of the presentation. Details will be announced at the preliminary meeting. Further information:

  • The presentation should be a maximum of 40 minutes long, plus 20 minutes for discussion.
  • At least one week before the lecture a handout with the summary of the lecture (2 pages) should be submitted.
  • The mutual evaluation (with textual comments) for all other participants is part of the requirements.
  • The written summary is due on TBA