Network Security


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on basic knowledge of computer networks. It is recommended that students taking this course have some experience working with TCP/IP protocol stack.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


The course gives the participants a thorough introduction to network monitoring and network security, including both passive methods for network monitoring and network analysis and active methods such as network scanning.


Knowledge about network security and network monitoring is an important foundation for the rest of the education, and also important competences for the students after graduation.

Learning objectives


Must have knowledge about:

  • the most important network-based IT security threats
  • botnets
  • security protocols in general, and more specifically for wireless networks
  • security challenges when setting up networks, including network equipment and configurations
  • selected security threats including the use of covert channels and detection hereof


Must have skills in:

  • gathering network traffic and network traffic data
  • understanding basic stastistics based on network traffic/network traffic data using commonly available tools 
  • understanding fundamental techniques within network traffic monitoring, including active and passive monitoring techniques and the application within detection of malicious network activities.

Type of instruction

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



Name of examNetwork 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 titleNetværkssikkerhed
Module codeESNCYSK1K6
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


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