Lecture: Network Security

You want to know how today’s attacks against networks work? You want to learn about countermeasures and how to secure your network? Then this is your lecture! The lecture introduces actual threats on and attacks against computer networks (e.g. worms, bot-nets). You will gain a practical insight into their functioning and damage potential. During the lecture, you will be hacking systems yourself, but also learn about security protocols and state-of-the-art defense measures, including Intrusion Detection Systems and Honeypots. So, if you are interested in network security and willing to work, we would be happy to see you in the first lecture.




  • Term: Master Computer Science
  • Requirements: Basic programming skills and understanding of computer networks concepts.
  • Faculty: MA-INF 3201
  • Effort: 2.0 L + 2.0 E / 6CP
  • Follow-up/Side-events: A seminar will take place at the end of the lecture period. Subsequent to the lecture, participating in a lab is possible.


The first lecture will be held on Friday, 16. April 2021

UPDATE: a zoom link for the lecture can be found on the internal website (see below)

The first exercise will be announced in the first lecture.

Please note that all further announcements and lecture material will be posted on the internal website
(accessible from within the University network only).