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Module INF-42-52-M-5

Network Security (M, 4.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-42-52-M-5 Network Security 4.0 CP (120 h)


CP, Effort 4.0 CP = 120 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. irreg. WiSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Area of study [INF-VVS] Distributed and Networked Systems
Reference course of study [INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U INF-42-52-K-5
Network Security
P 42 h 78 h
ja PL1 4.0 irreg. WiSe
  • About [INF-42-52-K-5]: Title: "Network Security"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 78 h
  • About [INF-42-52-K-5]: The study achievement "[U-Schein] proof of successful participation in the exercise classes (ungraded)" must be obtained.
    • It is a prerequisite for the examination for PL1.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written or oral examination
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 64257 ("Network Security")
    Type of examination will be announced in the lecture. Duration of the examination: ref. examination regulations.

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


  • History of secure communications
  • Symmetric cryptography: DES, 3DES, AES
  • Asymmetric cryptography: RSA, Diffie-Hellman, El Gamal
  • Cryptographic protocols: Needham-Schroeder, Kerberos, X.509
  • Security protocols in the link layer: PPP, EAP, PPTP, L2TP
  • Security protocols in the network layer: IPSec
  • Security protocols in the transport layer: SSL/TLS, SSH
  • Security in mobile systems
  • Security in WLAN
  • Security in wireless sensor networks

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to
  • explain the essential features of important cryptographic procedures
  • apply cryptographic procedures in wired as well as wireless and mobile systems,
  • compare the specifics of the different security protocols
  • justify the selection of suitable procedures for securing IT systems
  • justify the use of appropriate security measures and protocols at the different network layers


  • 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 of the module (informal)


Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)


References to Module / Module Number [INF-42-52-M-5]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science [Specialisation] Specialization 1 [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[EIT-AC-MSC-TW-MPOOL-7] General Elective Modules Master A&C
[INF-SIAK-DT-CS-MPOOL-6] SIAK Certificate "Digital Transformation" - Modules INF "Computer Science"
[INF-VVS_Ba_V-MPOOL-4] Specialization Bachelor TA Distributed and Networked Systems