389.160 Network Security - Advanced Topics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • describe selected concepts in network security (including BGP and MANET routing security, security concepts in IPv6 networks, in-depth cryptographic techniques) and apply them in examples
  • solve arithmetic problems on cryptographic methods
  • explain concepts of network steganography (covert channels, subliminal channels) and apply them in examples
  • use selected network data analysis and anomaly detection tools to solve network steganography detection exercises

Subject of course

Advanced Topics in network security: IPv6 security, routing security (BGP, MANET), secure group communication, hidden communication (covert channels, subliminal channels), smart grid security, future challenges and new approaches, practical exercises

Teaching methods

Presentation of slides with additional explanations on the blackboard, laboratory exercises

Attention: In WS 2021 the LVA will be held online (recorded lectures, video conferences, online lab exercises)

The first lecture (Introduction to the class and adminitrstive issues) will be held as videoconference on Wednesday 6.10. at 10:00 (sharp). You can find the access code to the video call in TUWEL.

Mode of examination


Additional information



Examination modalities

written theory exam (online), laboratory report, lab exam

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.09.2021 00:00 06.12.2021 23:59 06.12.2021 23:59



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Communication Networks,  VU Network Security