Course contents *
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.
Intended learning outcomes *
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.
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.