Network Security


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


The students must have insight in:

  • Cybercrime and different kinds of cyberattacks, including the underlying motivations and techniques.
  • Different malware types
  • Network-based threats and botnets
  • Security challenges in various services and applications, for example Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.
  • Security protocols and wireless security.
  • Traffic monitoring and analysis


The students must have understanding of

  • Methods for network-based prevention, detection and analysis of network-based cyber-attacks, including analysis of traffic at different layers of the TCP/IP protocol stack.
  • Penetration testing tools
  • Configuration and operation of secure environments for cyber security training and research.
  • basic techniques for network monitoring and analysis; their use in the cyber security domain; and evaluation of which techniques can be used to solve a given problem.


The students must be able to

  • Evaluate which methods and tools for detecting, preventing and analyzing network-based attacks should be used for a specific case/problem

Type of instruction

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



Name of examNetwork Security
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleNetværkssikkerhed
Module codeESNCTK2K5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Communication Technology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design