Cryptography and Network Security (MSc course)

DURATION:
Semester course
ID:
COMP514
CREDIT:
10 ECTS

INSTRUCTORS:

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Dr Ioanna Dionysiou
Associate Professor, University of Nicosia

Address

University of Nicosia   View map

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MSc

After completion of the course students are expected to be able to:

  1. explain the principles of cryptography.
  2. discuss the practical use of cryptography in symmetric/asymmetric encryption, hash functions, MAC, and digital signatures.
  3. discuss key management schemes for master, public, and session keys.
  4. discuss and explain network authentication protocols (Kerbeors, PKI), Web security paradigms (TLS, SSL, SSH), and IP Security.
  5. identify network attacks (denial of service, flooding, sniffing and traffic redirection, inside attacks, etc.) and basic network defense tools
  6. identify various types of malicious software and use countermeasure defense/detection tools
  7. appreciate the importance of ethics as a network security practitioner
  8. use existing technologies and libraries to achieve security goals

More info can be found at ECTS course syllabus.

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