IV2020 Network Security 7.5 credits

Network Security

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

An advanced course on security mechanisms in distributed information systems.

  • Educational level

    Second cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

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

Last planned examination: spring 20.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should:
1) Have a deep and comprehensive understanding of security threats, mechanisms, protocols and services in computer networks.
2) Be able to analyze and evaluate the implementation and functioning of network applications and decide on their suitability from the security point of view.
3) Be able to design and implement applications that provide or use security services in computer networks.

Course main content

Digital signatures
Public-Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Trusted Third Party (TTP)
Message authentication
Network authentication (Kerberos)
Email security
VPN technology (IPSec)
WWW security (SSL/TLS/SET)
Security in Web services


Basic course in data/computer security, for example 2I1030, 2I1501/IV2018, 2I1278, 2I1273 or IV2036.


  • Charles Kaufman, Radia Perlman, Mike Speciner, Radia Perlman, Mike Speciner: Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World (Upplaga: senaste), Pearson Education, 0-13-046019-2


  • PRO1 - Project, 1.5, grade scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Project assignment, (PRO1) 1,5 hp, grading scale Pass/Fail
Written exam, (TEN1) 6 hp, grading scale A/B/C/D/E/Fx/F

Requirements for final grade

To pass the course, the student needs to pass on both project assignment and the written exam. The final course grade is based on the grade on the written exam.

Offered by

ICT/Communications Systems


Sead Muftic (sead@kth.se)


Sead Muftic <sead@kth.se>

Supplementary information

This course will be replaced from fall 2011 with the course IK2206


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2008.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.