This page contains Syllabus of Network Security of CSIT.

Title Network Security
Short Name
Course code CSC455
Nature of course Theory + Lab
Semester eighth-semester
Full marks 60 + 20 + 20
Pass marks 24 + 8 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Elective

Course Description

Course Synopsis: Study of different network security concepts and methods

Goal: In this age of universal electronic connectivity, viruses and hackers, electronic

eavesdropping, and electronic fraud, security is paramount. This course provides a practical

survey of the principles and practice of network security.

Units and Unit Content

1. Introduction
teaching hours: 6 hrs

1.1 Computer Security Concepts

1.2 The OSI Security Architecture

1.3 Security Attacks

1.4 Security Services

1.5 Security Mechanisms

1.6 A Model for Network Security

2. Key Management and Distribution
teaching hours: 5 hrs

2.1 Symmetric Key Distribution Using Symmetric Encryption

2.2 Symmetric Key Distribution Using Asymmetric Encryption

2.3 Distribution of Public Keys

2.4 X.509 Certicates

2.5  Public Key Infrastructure

3. User Authentication Protocols
teaching hours: 6 hrs

3.1 Remote User Authentication Principles

3.2 Remote User Authentication Using Symmetric Encryption

3.3 Kerberos

3.4 Remote User Authentication Using Asymmetric Encryption

3.5 Federated Identity Management

4. Transport-Level Security
teaching hours: 6 hrs

4.1 Web Security Issues

4.2 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)

4.3 Transport Layer Security (TLS)


4.5 Secure Shell (SSH)

5. Wireless Network Security
teaching hours: 5 hrs

5.1 IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Overview

5.2 IEEE 802.11i Wireless LAN Security

5.3  Wireless Application Protocol Overview

5.4  Wireless Transport Layer Security

5.5  WAP End-to-End Security

6. Electronic Mail Security
teaching hours: 3 hrs

6.1 Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)

6.2 S/MIME

6.3 DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)

7. IP Security
teaching hours: 8 hrs

7.1 IP Security Overview

7.2 IP Security Policy

7.3 Encapsulating Security Payload

7.4 Combining Security Associations

7.5 Internet Key Exchange

7.6 Cryptographic Suites

8. Cyber Security Overview
teaching hours: 4 hrs


Lab and Practical works

Laboratory Work:

All the features covered in this syllabus.