Single-Course English 5 ECTS

Network Security

Overall Course Objectives

To provide a working knowledge of network security in theory and practice.

Learning Objectives

  • List commonly-seen threats arising from the use of particular protocols in networked computer systems.
  • Exploit and know how to fix common vulnerabilities and attacks against servers and other networked computer systems.
  • Explain common vulnerabilities of wireless networks and mechanisms used to secure them.
  • Explain the basic mechanisms used for the detection of intrusion attempts in computer systems.
  • Perform a network scanning and a vulnerability assessment against a computer network.
  • Select appropriate firewall rules expressed in a commonly-used rule language in order to implement a given firewall security policy.
  • Select appropriate mechanisms to protect a networked computer system against given risks.
  • Understand the basics around modern IoT security and IoT protocols
  • Select appropriate tools for communicating privately on the Internet.

Course Content

Basic network security and authentication in networked systems (TLS, Kerberos, BGP); Security and attacks against Wi-Fi networks (WPS, WPA2, WPA3); threat prevention and detection (firewalls, intrusion detection systems, cyber-deception); private communication technologies (TOR, Signal), security and attacks against IoT networks; web security and attacks

Recommended prerequisites

02239, It is assumed that participants know a variety of commonly-used protocols for communication in data networks, and how they work.

Teaching Method

Lectures and exercises.


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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 02233
Course type Candidate
Semester start Week 5
Semester end Week 19
Days Tues 13-17

7.500,00 DKK