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Network Security

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
50%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-28653
Tuition
Full education cost: 17 875 SEK
First payment: 17 875 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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About

Why is it possible to break into networked computer systems? What
weaknesses are used? And what makes one protocol more secure than
another?
This course answers these questions and more.

We begin the course by looking at weaknesses that have plagued networked systems for years.
We
then continue with countermeasures like firewalls and security
protocols such as SSL, SSH and IPsec and investigate in detail what
makes them secure.
The course also gives a survey of cryptographic
tools and explains how they can be utilized in protocols and
applications, for example how to provide secure user authentication over
a public network. Knowledge about possible threats and countermeasures
is important not only for the network security specialist but also for
application programmers and everyone else who wants to understand what
level of security a system and an application can offer. By knowing the
problems, future systems can be designed to be much more secure and
reliable than today.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Successfully completed two years of studies within the subject Computer Science or equivalent. Specifically, the course DIT420 Computer Communication or equivalent is required. A course in Computer security such as DIT641 is recommended but not required. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 285 credits.