Safety and Security in Informatics

The aim of this course is to give an introduction to the topic of Computer Security by analyzing case studies and by defining its main concepts.
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About This Course

Safety and Security in Informatics covers all the processes and mechanisms by which computers, computer networks, and the data stored and transmitted over them are protected against unintended or unauthorized access, change or destruction. The aim of this course is to help you understand:

  1. What kind of dangers do you face while using computer systems?
  2. What are the sources of these dangers?
  3. What steps can you take to keep your data safe and to secure the operation of your computer programs?

Accordingly, the main topics covered by this online course include:

  1. Radio-frequency identification and its security problems.
  2. The role and types of firewalls.
  3. Security issues of network use.
  4. The role of passwords and the importance of their complexity.
  5. Detection of malicious computer programs.
  6. The role and types of encryption.
  7. The importance of keeping your system up-to-date.


For taking this course it's good to have an overview on computer systems and operating systems. On completion of this course we invite you to continue with the System Administration Courses offered by MEMOOC.

Course Staff

E. Baksa-Varga

Erika Baksa-Varga, PhD

Assistant professor in the Institute of Information Technology at the University of Miskolc, Hungary. Has special interest in data- and knowledge bases, knowledge intensive systems and their security issues; and 10-years-long teaching experience in database management and SQL programming, datawarehousing and BIS systems, and procedural programming.

Gy. Wagner

György Wagner

Assistant lecturer in the Institute of Information Technology at the University of Miskolc, Hungary. Has special interest in safety and security of information systems; and nearly 20-years-long teaching experience in Computer Security, Windows System Administration, Managing Windows Networks, and procedural programming.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to buy a textbook?

No, everything you need is included in the courseware. However, if you want to look after some topics in more details, please feel free to do so.

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  2. Classes Start

    Feb 01, 2024
  3. Classes End

    Jun 29, 2024
  4. Estimated Effort