Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Information Technologies

Code Name Level Year Semester
CEN 364 Network Security Undergraduate 3 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 5 2 + 2 123 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Nejdet Dogru, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nejdet Dogru Nejdet Dogru, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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This course provides understanding of the conventional encryption, public key encryption and hash function and network security itself, basic issues addressed by network security capability and practical applications that have been implemented and are in use to provide network security.

The main objective of this course is to give to students understanding of the concept of network security theoretically and practically which will generally cover: conventional encryption, public key encryption and network security itself. Then, course will discuss access control, security protocols and tools for detecting attacks and defending from them.

  1. Introduction
  2. Symmetric Encryption and Message Confidentially
  3. Public-Key Cryptography and Message Authentication
  4. Key Distribution and User Authentication
  5. Transport-Level Security
  6. Wireless Network Security
  7. Electronic Mail Security
  8. Mid-term Examination
  9. IP Security
  10. Intruders
  11. Malicious Software
  12. Firewalls
  13. Network Management Policy
  14. Legal and Ethical Aspects
  15. Project Presentations

  1. Lab: Introduction
  2. Lab: Chapter 1
  3. Lab: Chapter 2
  4. Quiz+Lab: Chapter 3
  5. Lab:Chapter 4
  6. Lab: Sniffing Lab
  7. Lab: Chapter 5
  8. Mid-term Examination
  9. Lab: Chapter 7

  1. Lab: Chapter 9
  2. Lab: Chapter 10
  3. Lab: Chapter 11
  4. Lab: Hacking
  5. Project Presentations
  6. Project Presentations

  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Excersises
  • Presentation
  • Assignments
  • Guest instructor
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)120
Term Paper115
Total: 60
Learning outcomes
  • Identify some of the factors driving the need for network security.
  • Describe computer and network security concepts.
  • Define confidentiality, integrity and availability
  • Develop some general design decisions that should be made when constructing secure systems
  • Develop basic application of information security concepts.
  • Network Security Essentials, Applications and Standards, 4th Edition, William Stallings, Prentice Hall

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
Midterm Examination (1 week)122
Final Examination(1 week)122
Preparation for Midterm Examination11515
Preparation for Final Examination12020
Assignment / Homework/ Project3721
Seminar / Presentation177
Total Workload: 123
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5