Network Security Syllabus |Bsc.CSIT Seventh Semester


Full Marks: 60 + 20 + 20

Course No: CSC416

Pass Marks: 24 + 8 + 8

Nature of the Course: Theory + Lab

Credit Hrs: 3

 Semester: VII

Course Description: This course covers the fundamental concepts of network security protocols, wireless security concepts, basics of security in cloud and IoT.

 Course Objectives: The main objective of this course is to provide knowledge of network security so that students will be able to implement a secure network architecture using different security protocols and technologies.

Unit 1: Computer Network Security Fundamentals (3 Hrs.)

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Securing the Computer Network

1.3. Forms of Protection

1.4. Security Standards

Unit 2: User Authentication (4 Hrs.)

2.1. Remote User-Authentication Principles

2.2. Remote User-Authentication Using Symmetric Encryption

2.3. Remote User-Authentication Using Asymmetric Encryption

2.4. Federated Identity Management

Unit 3: Transport Level Security (6 Hrs.)

3.1. Web Security

3.2. Transport Layer Security (TLS)

3.3. HTTPS

3.4. Secure Shell (SSH)

Unit 4: Wireless Network Security (6 Hrs.)

4.1. Wireless Security

4.2. Mobile Device Security

4.3. IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Overview

4.4. IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Security

 Unit 5: Electronic Mail Security (8 Hrs.)

 5.1. Internet Mail Architecture

5.2. E-mail Formats

5.3. Email Threats and Comprehensive Email Security

5.4. S/MIME

5.5. Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)


5.7. DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities

5.8. Sender Policy Framework

5.9. Domain Keys Identified Mail

5.10. Domain-Based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance

Unit 6: IP Security (6 Hrs.)

6.1. IP Security Overview

 6.2. IP Security Policy

6.3. Authentication Header

6.4. Encapsulating Security Payload

6.5. Security Associations

6.6. Internet Key Exchange

Unit 7: Network Endpoint Security (5 Hrs.)

7.1. Firewalls

7.2. Intrusion Detection System

7.3. Malicious Software

7.4. Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Unit 8: Cloud and Internet of Things (IOT) Security (7 Hrs.)

8.1. Cloud Computing

8.2. Cloud Security Concepts

8.3. Cloud Security Risks and Countermeasures

8.4. Cloud Security as a Service

8.5. Open-source Cloud Security Module

8.6. Internet of Things (IoT)

8.7. IoT Security Concepts and Objectives

8.8. Open-source IoT Security Module

Laboratory Works

The laboratory work includes implementation and simulation of Network Security Protocols, Intrusion Detection Systems, DDoS Attacks, Cloud Security and IoT Security Systems.

Text Books

1. William Stallings, Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, 8th Edition, Pearson, 2020

2. Joseph Migga Kizza, Computer Network Security Fundamentals, 5 th Edition, Springer, 2020

Reference Books

 1. William Stallings, Network Security Essentials: Applications and Standards, 6th Edition, Pearson, 2017

2. Sarhan M. Musa, Network Security and Cryptography: A Self-Teaching Introduction, Mercury Learning and Information LLC, 2018

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