Advanced Topics in Cyber Security


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module


  • To provide students the opportunity to combine their knowledge from previous courses and projects.
  • To give students the chance to improve their programming and software engineering competences. 
  • To enable students to develop approaches that are in the frontier of cyber security engineering and research.
  • To provide the student with knowledge about the state of the art in a plethora of cutting-edge cyber security topics.
  • To provide the student with knowledge about how research is conducted in cyber security.
  • To provide the student with knowledge about recent developments in network and application security via the utilization of newly established technologies.

Learning objectives


  • Must be able to understand the fundamental pillars of cyber security research and evaluation.
  • Must have knowledge on a broad spectrum of innovative technologies and on how they can be applied in the context of cyber security.
  • Must be able to comprehend and analyse research articles from the top cyber security conferences and journals.
  • Must be able to understand how sophisticated threats, vulnerabilities and attack methods function and how countermeasures can be developed and applied.
  • Must be able to understand advanced concepts, principles and practice of network and application security.


  • Must be able to identify research questions and challenges for a variety of topics in cyber security.
  • Must be able to use various state of the art frameworks for analysing network traffic, identifying adversaries, as well as for developing/deploying attacks.
  • Must have the ability to critically review, summarize and discuss scientific content in cyber security.


  • Must have the competencies of identifying open challenges in different cyber security research areas and discussing them on a scientific basis.
  • Must have the competence of connecting research challenges and questions with real world problems and products that will have an impact to the society.

Type of instruction

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



Name of examAdvanced Topics in Cyber 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 titleAvancerede emner i cybersikkerhed
Module codeESNCYSK3K1
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