192.091 Advanced Internet Security
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand common errors and security vulnerabilities as well as to deploy ways to detect and avoid them. They gain a deeper understanding about the root causes of those errors and vulnerabilities by exploiting them themselves in a controlled environment.  As a result, students are able to actively avoid these vulnerabilities and implement appropriate security measures in security relevant projects.

Subject of course

Advanced Internet Security serves as a continuation for the class Internet Security. The lecture deals with common errors and vulnerabilities as well as ways to detect and avoid them. Examples are used to highlight the general error classes and how they can be abused.

In order to teach the subject in the most authentic way, the lecture uses an "offensive approach": Security-related topics are viewed from an attacker's perspective and possible attack scenarios are shown. In practical challenges the students need to exploit previously discussed security vulnerabilities inside a controlled challenge-environment. This improves the students' understanding of the handled topics and helps them to prevent similar mistakes in own projects and allows them to actively take security measures when handling security relevant projects.

Teaching methods

Lectures with slides and live demonstrations

Accompanying challenges as homework assignments


Mode of examination


Additional information

ECTS Breakdown (3 ECTS = 75 hours)

    Lectures (18h)

    Self-studies & Learning for Exams (18h)

    Challenges (38h)

    Exam (1h)



Course dates

Wed18:00 - 20:0009.10.2019 - 29.01.2020EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Advanced Internet Security - Single appointments
Wed09.10.201918:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Wed16.10.201918:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Wed23.10.201918:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Wed30.10.201918:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Wed06.11.201918:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Wed13.11.201918:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Wed20.11.201918:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Wed27.11.201918:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Wed04.12.201918:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Wed11.12.201918:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Wed18.12.201918:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Wed08.01.202018:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Wed15.01.202018:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture
Wed22.01.202018:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Exam
Wed29.01.202018:00 - 20:00EI 8 Pötzl HS Lecture

Examination modalities

Written exam and practical exercises (challenges).

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
25.09.2019 23:59 10.10.2019 12:00 10.10.2019 12:00



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