Enterprise and IT Security (ENITS)

Do you aspire to a leadership position in the field of IT security? The advanced, comprehensive Master’s degree program Enterprise and IT Security (ENITS) of Offenburg University will open the doors for you and help you to achieve your goal.

Modul manual


Data Analysis for Risk and Security Management

  • Module Algorithms and Data Structures (Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen) or similar
  • Module Mathematics and Cryptography (Mathematik und Kryptografie) or similar: basic knowledge in symmetric and asymmetric cryptography and related basic principles of number theory
Teaching methods Lecture/Lab
Learning target / Competences

After successful participation in the course students shall be able to:

  • understand methods of applied cryptanalysis
  • apply them to concrete cryptographic systems
  • create implementations on their own or use third-party tools
Duration 1
Hours per week 4.0
Classes 60
Individual / Group work: 120
Workload 180
ECTS 6.0
Credits and grades

written exam,  90 min. (K90, Applied Cryptanalysis) and report (BE, Lab Applied Cryptanalysis)

Responsible person

Prof. Dr. Erik Zenner

Recommended semester 1
Frequency Every 2nd sem.

For penetration testers, the cracking of concrete cryptographic methods can become important. When creating secure IT security systems, therefore, it is important to know these techniques to select cryptographic methods that offer security against them.