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IK2002 Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks 7.5 credits

The course represents an advanced course of security in mobile and wireless networks. It treats all currently standardized aspects of security in mobile, wireless, ad–hoc networks and in addition it also covers certain advanced aspects, like key management, certificates handling, and transactions/applications in proximity networks.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus IK2002 (Spring 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Introduction to wireless networks security
  • Analysis of threats and application requirements
  • Wireless networks security componets
  • Security services in wireless and mobile networks: authentication, authorization, data confidentiality, data integrity and access control
  • Security infrastructure for wireless mobile networks: keys and certificate management
  • Secure group applications
  • Security of mobile code

Intended learning outcomes

This course has two major goals: to provide a comprehensive overview of all relevant aspects of security in mobile and wireless networks and also to introduce to students new, advanced research topics. The course will also provide possibilities for hands--on experience with developing security features.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Basic and advanced principles of computer security
Security protocols and architectures for wired networks
Security architecture for open distributed systems


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Jon Edney, William A. Arbaugh

“Real 802.11 Security : Wi–Fi Protected Access and 802..11i”

Addison–Wesley, ISBN 0–321–13620–9

Additional reading materials

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

The students need to pass both the written exam and the project assignment. The final course grade is based on the grade of the written exam.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web IK2002

Offered by

ICT/Communications Systems

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

Principles of Computer Security (IV2024)
Computer Networks Security (IV2020)
Security Architectures in ODP systems (IK2000)
Java and E-commerce Security (IK2001)


Peter Sjödin (

Supplementary information