Network Security
- IMT4101 - 10 ECTS

Expected learning outcomes

The aim of this course will provide a student
- to understand networks threats and fundamental problems of network security
- a comprehensive knowledge about security services and protocols to ensure confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation
- a good knowledge of security solutions to network communications
- establishing a foundation to advance the programme and their own proficiency


Overview of network threats and cryptographic algorithms
cryptographic protocols and its analysis
Public key infrastructure (PKI)and Trusted Third Party (TTP)
Network authentication (Kerberos)
Email security (S/MIME)
WWW security (SSL/TLS)
IP Security and VPN
Networks attacks
Intrusion detection systems

Teaching Methods

Laboratory work
Project work

Form(s) of Assessment


Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

An overall evaluation based on a 100 point scale, where exercises counts 20 points, project work counts 30 points and final exam counts 50 points. Conversion from 100 point scale to A-F scale according to recommended conversion table. In specific circumstances, emneansvarlig can slightly adjust the limits in the conversion table to enforce compatibility with the qualitative descriptions on the A-F scale

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

Coursework Requirements