Lab Course: Security in Distributed Systems


  • Responsible: Prof. Dr. Matthew Smith,
  • Start:
  • Dates: appointments on arrangement with your supervisor
  • Course number: 612013320


  • Term: Master Computer Science
  • Requirements: Knowledge in network and computer security
  • Faculty: Master Computer Science
  • Effort: 4P /9 CP (Master)


All information for this lab are available under the following link:



Computers are taking up more and more areas of daily life. No matter if they come in forms of personal computers, smart phones or embedded systems such as glasses or fridges - each of these devices contain more or less complicated applications. They transfer lots of private and sensible data, securing it with a diversity of security mechanisms. Digital communication is encrypted, firewalls block intruders, anti-malware software check the systems and access control systems protect stored data.


n this lab you can develop new security mechanisms or extend existing ones. For that, we encourage to continue working on existing open source projects.