Subject: Materials and data protection
Course: Data protection
ECTS credits: 3
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: compulsory/ elective
Method of teaching: 1 lecture hour - 1 hour of seminar
Prerequisite: none
Assessment: written report, written and oral exam

Course description:
Introduction. Need for data protection, data security problems, security policies, kinds of data protection. Access control, user accounts, passwords. File systems under different operation systems (Unix, Windows, MacOS), ways to restrict access to different directories and files.
Computer viruses, their modes of functioning and diffusing, and antivirus programs.
Data security and protection on Internet, modes of attacks on networked computers, possibilities of protecting the system against attacks.Computer crimes, modes of attacks, intruder detection, digital evidence.

Course objective:
Present students with the problems, methods and forms of protecting electronic data both on personal computers and on Internet, as well as with computer security topics.

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. Bača, Miroslav: Uvod u računalnu sigurnost, Narodne novine, Zagreb, 2004.
2. McNamara, Joel: Secrets of Computer Espionage: Tactics and Countermeasures, Wiley Publishing Inc., Indianapolis, 2003.
3. Miller, Michael: Apsolutna zaštita PC-ja i privatnosti, Sybex, Čačak, 2003.
4. Ždrnja, Bojan: Što su i kako rade virusi, BUG & Sysprint, Zagreb, 2003.

Additional reading list:
1. Schneier, Bruce: Secrets and Lies: Digital Security in a Networked World, Wiley, 2000.