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Course INF-42-55-K-6

Protocols and Algorithms for Network Security (2V+1U, 4.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- K Lecture with exercise classes (V/U) 4.0 CP 78 h
2 V Lecture 28 h
1 U Exercise class (in small groups) 14 h
(2V+1U) 4.0 CP 42 h 78 h


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. irreg. WiSe
Level [6] Master (General)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Area of study [INF-VVS] Distributed and Networked Systems
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Special tutorials and exams at bachelor level for 'Sozioinformatik'.

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


  • History of secure communication systems
  • Symmetric cryptography: DES, 3DES, AES
  • Asymmetric cryptography: RSA, Diffie-Hellman, El Gamal
  • Cryptographic protocols: Secret Sharing, Needham-Schroeder, Kerberos, X.509


  • G. Schäfer: Netzsicherheit, dpunkt Verlag, 2003.
  • B. Schneier: Applied Cryptography, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Edition, 1996.
  • J. Buchmann: Einführung in die Kryptographie, Springer-Verlag, 1999.

Requirements for attendance (informal)


Requirements for attendance (formal)


References to Course [INF-42-55-K-6]

Module Name Context
[INF-42-55-M-6] Protocols and Algorithms for Network Security P: Obligatory 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
[SO-02-2151-M-6] Knowledge management and technology WP: Obligation to choose 2V+1U, 4.0 LP
Course-Pool Name
[INF-VVS_V-KPOOL-6] Lectures of the teaching area Distributed and Networked Systems