Network and Application Security


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Today any computer professional must have a basic knowledge about network security. This course will present a practical and theoretical survey of the basic concepts, principles and practice of cryptography and network security.

Learning objectives


  • Must be able to understand the basic concepts, principles and practice of cryptography and network security
  • Must be able to understand professional articles and documentation concerning security issues
  • Must have knowledge about where to get more information concerning security issues
  • Must be able to understand the various threats, vulnerabilities and attack methods and the function and application of network components and applications used for countering threats
  • Must be able to understand the various classes of cryptographic algorithms, explain their relative properties and the interplay of algorithms in network security applications and protocols
  • Must be able to understand the methods for authentication of people, network traffic and systems in the covered protocols and applications
  • Must be able to understand the typical content and best practices in a company’s security policy


  • Must be able to design, realise and document a security solution in a network
  • Must be able to apply tools for analysing and generating network traffic to study security protocols and to test, verify and document the implemented solution
  • Must have the ability to take security issues into account when developing IT-systems


  • Must have competencies in implementing security systems based on current best practices

Type of instruction

Class teaching, lab exercises and one group project.

Approximately 60% of the time will be spent on lab exercises and the group project.



Name of examNetwork and Application 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 titleNetværks- og applikationssikkerhed
Module codeESNITCOB5K1
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (IT, Communication and New Media)
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design