Application and Network Security


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to give the fundamentals theories, methods and principles related to application and network security

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about basic concepts about application and network security
  • Must have knowledge about the CIA model (confidentiality, integrity and availability) and what that means for security and privacy
  • Must have knowledge about Network security threats
  • Must have knowledge about vulnerabilities and attack methods and the function and application of the network components and applications used for countering threats
  • Must have knowledge about methods for authentication of people, network traffic and systems in the covered protocols and applications
  • Must have knowledge about access management systems and technologies


  • Must have the ability  to consider cyber security issues in IT systems
  • Must have the ability to identify typical content and best practices in a company’s security policy
  • Must be able to apply state-of-the-art technologies for realising advanced services with access control


  • Must have competencies to identify security weaknesses on an IT system analysing the basics of the architecture and its protocols

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of §17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examApplication and Network Security
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleApplikation og netværk sikkerhed
Module codeESNMCSPM1K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Cyber Security and Privacy
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design