Network Security

Teaching methods

  • 16 hours lecture
  • 16 hours problem session
  • 52 hours individual study period

Pre-requisites

The background provided by the lecture "Security" is helpful, but not mandatory.

Objectives

After this course, the students are able to

  • sniff, modify, and analyze network traffic,
  • recognize and apply common attacks against computer networks, and their defenses,
  • configure firewalls with iptables,
  • understand the basic concepts of network encryption on different layers.

Introduction

This course gives a short introduction to computer networks from a security perspective and then focuses on attacks against networks and how to defend them.

Subjects

  • Network sniffing and port scanning
  • Network security scanners
  • Traffic analysis
  • Address spoofing and TCP session stealing
  • Firewalls
  • Wireless (in-)security
  • DNS insecurities
  • Secure alternatives to TCP
  • SSL/TLS and vulnerabilities
  • Anonymization

Examination

Homework assignments and written exam.

Literature

  • Background on computer networks: "Computer Networks" by Andrew S. Tanenbaum
  • General background: "Introduction of Computer Security" by Michael Goodrich and Roberto Tamassia
  • Additional material and lecture slides will be on the course website

Website


Course ID
NWI-IBC022
Credits
3 ec
Scheduled
fourth quarter
Show schedule
SWS / PersoonlijkRooster

Lecturers

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