Hacker Space


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course builds on basic knowledge of network security, which can be obtained e.g. from the course “network security” from the first semester of the education.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


The course gives the participants theoretical knowledge about as well as practical experience with testing and experimenting with network based cyber attacks and malware. It provides practical experience from both attack and defence points of view and allows the participants to test out different attack and defence strategies in a secure and contained testing environment. 


Understanding of network based cyber attacks and how these can be defended against are central elements in the education. Training in how systems look from an attack point of view, and how attackers think, are crucial in order to develop good defence strategies and techniques.

Learning objectives


Must have knowledge about:

  • systems for detecting, establishing and preventing intrusions (intrusion detection systems and intrusion prevention systems) - including knowledge about relevant monitoring and logging.
  • malware analysis from a network perspective, in order to identify selected types of malicious activity and attacks.


Must have skills in:

  • configuration and operation of secure test environments.
  • applying selected tools for attacking and defending network devices and network infrastructure, including detection and establishing of attacks.


Must have competences in:

  • understanding Internet-based threats and attack techniques, including DoS (Denial of Service) attacks, DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks and information theft.
  • understanding malicious network activity, including the malicious use of relevant Internet infrastructure such as DNS servers.

Type of instruction

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



Name of examHacker Space
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsFind the information about the allowed tools on the exam specification
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 titleHacker space
Module codeESNCYSK2K5
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design