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Module INF-42-55-M-6

Protocols and Algorithms for Network Security (M, 4.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-42-55-M-6 Protocols and Algorithms for Network Security 4.0 CP (120 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
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


Special tutorials and exams at Bachelor level for the course of studies 'Sozioinformatik'.


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2V+1U INF-42-55-K-6
Protocols and Algorithms for Network Security
P 42 h 78 h
ja PL1 4.0 irreg. WiSe
  • About [INF-42-55-K-6]: Title: "Protocols and Algorithms for Network Security"; Presence-Time: 42 h; Self-Study: 78 h
  • About [INF-42-55-K-6]: 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: oral examination (20-60 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: Examination only within the course
  • Examination number: 64255 ("Protocols and Algorithms for Network Security")

Evaluation of grades

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


  • 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

Competencies / intended learning achievements

After successfully completing 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
  • select suitable procedures to secure 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-42-55-M-6]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-88.79-SG] M.Sc. Computer Science [Specialisation] Specialization 1 [WP] Compulsory Elective