Module Description

Module: Network Security

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Network SecurityLecture3Summer Semester
Network SecurityRecitation Section (small)2Summer Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Dieter Gollmann

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Discrete Mathematics, Computer Networks (TCP/IP)

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students can

  • explain the fundamental security services that can be implemented with the methods of modern cryptography, 
  • describe current standardized network security protocols and mechanisms, 
  • follow current methods for the formal analysis of security protocols.
Capabilities

Students are capable of 

  • performing an analysis of network security solutions. 
  • identifying suitable security solutions for given requirements.  
  • recognizing the limitations of existing standard solutions,
  • performing a formal analysis of security protocos.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

None

Autonomy

Students are capable of acquiring knowledge independently from professional publications, technical standards, and other sources, and are capable of applying newly acquired knowledge to new problems.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 110, Study Time in Lecture: 70


Course: Network Security

Lecturer:

Dieter Gollmann

Language:

English

Period:

Summer Semester

Content:

  • Security objectives
  • Security services and cryptographic mechanisms
  • Key establishment: Diffie-Hellman, Kerberos
  • IPsec protocols, mobile IPv6
  • SSL/TLS
  • GSM/UMTS/LTE security protocols
  • WLAN security
  • Firewalls and Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Formal analysis of security protocols

Literature:

W. Stallings: Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, 6th edition (2013)

A. Menezes, P. van Oorschot, S. Vanstone: Handbook of Applied Cryptography, CRC Press (1997)

D. Gollmann: Computer Security, 3rd edition, Wiley (2011)

V. Niemi, K. Nyberg: UMTS Security, Wiley (2003)