EP2520 Building Networked Systems Security 7.5 credits
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This is a project-/implementation-/lab- based course that enhances and extends the understanding of modern networked systems security. It builds on the preparation of students through theNetworked Systems Securitycourse (EP2500). It seeks to hone the ability to deal with open-ended, real-world engineering problems, as well as prepare for independent work on related topics.
The course hones students understanding of concepts and technologies and common security requirements across various systems. It elaborates how features of each system determine the state-of-the-art of security solutions and how design decisions should be made for effective and efficient security solutions. This project-oriented course gives students the opportunity to deal with real-world problems and gain strong insights on implementation; it prepares them for further work in the industry, towards an MSc thesis, and possibly later Licentiate/PhD work, on any topic related to network and system security.
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)
Subject areaInformation and Communication Technology
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
PeriodsSpring 14 P3 (7.5 credits)
Start date2014 week: 4
End date2014 week: 12
Language of instructionEnglish
Number of lectures18 (preliminary)
Number of exercises9 (preliminary)
Form of studyNormal
Number of places *Min. 10
*) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places.
Course responsiblePanagiotis Papadimitratos <email@example.com>
TeacherPanagiotis Papadimitratos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Open to all master programs and year 4-5 in "Civilingenjörsprogram."
Part of programme
- Master (Two Years), Computer Science, year 1, CSCB, Conditionally Elective
- Master (Two Years), Computer Science, year 2, CSCB, Conditionally Elective
- Master (Two Years), Network Services and Systems, year 1, Conditionally Elective
- Master (Two Years), Systems, Control and Robotics, year 1, Recommended
- Master (Two Years), Systems, Control and Robotics, year 2, Recommended
This project-/implementation-/lab- based course intends to enhance and extend the understanding of modern networked systems security. It builds on the preparation of students through the “Networked Systems Security (NSS)” course. It seeks to hone the ability to deal with open-ended, real-world engineering problems, as well as prepare for independent work on related topics.
At the end of the course, students shall be able to:
(i) Implement networked systems security solutions, addressing specific security requirements and system constraints
(ii) Analyze and evaluate security mechanisms they implemented, in terms of the level of the security they provide and the overhead they incur.
This course is planned primarily for students in their fourth or fifth year, i.e., the beginning of their second year in their MSc programs. The course is open to PhD students too. It naturally complements the two other closely related courses, the NSS and the “Advanced Networked System Security (ANSS)” course.
Course main content
The course content will be detailed at the start of the course each year. Basically, the course will work on security, including privacy, for a spectrum of networked systems, covering: (i) Internet and TCP/IP networks, (ii) Cellular data and voice networks, (iii) Wireless local and personal area networks, (iv) Internet of Things and embedded systems, (v) Wireless Sensor Networks, and (vi) Mobile ad hoc and hybrid networks, such as vehicular communication systems. The focus is expected to vary across years.
The course exposes students to security and system implementation issues and it prepares them for further work in the industry, towards an MSc thesis, and possibly later Licentiate/PhD work, on topics related to network and system security.
The course is structured around project work undertaken by the students, with the extensive help of the teaching staff. Weekly interactive meetings, including a number lectures at the beginning of the course, and extensive consultation will be made available to students. All material and instruction shall be in English.
Eligible students should be already prepared by a basic course on network security, systems security, or Internet security. Preparation on most of, or all if possible, among data networks, operating systems, wireless networks, Internet-working, is presumed. If equivalent knowledge was acquired through a different path, students should contact the instructor. Following the companion “Networked Systems Security” course is not a strict requirement, but it is strongly encouraged for continuity and best results.
EP2500 Networked Systems Security
- PRO1 - Project, 7.5 credits, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Project outcomes will be graded, with all project parts mandatory for successfully completing the course, resulting in a single final grade.
Requirements for final grade
For MSc students the final grades are in the letter scale, A-F. Pass/Fail for PhD students.
Panagiotis Papadimitratos <email@example.com>
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 12.