Network Security – Syllabus | Eighth Semester | BSc.CSIT (TU)

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network security syllabusCourse Syllabus | BSc.CSIT
Network Security
Eighth Semester | Fourth Year
Tribhuvan University (TU)

Course Title: Network Security
Course no: CSC-455
Credit hours: 3
Full Marks: 60+20+20 | Pass Marks: 24+8+8
Natureof course: Theory (3 Hrs.) + Lab (3 Hrs.)
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.

Course Contents:
1. Introduction [6hrs.]
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 [5Hrs.]
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 [6Hrs.]
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 [6Hrs.]
4.1 Web Security Issues
4.2 Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
4.3 Transport Layer Security (TLS)
4.4 HTTPS
4.5 Secure Shell (SSH)

5. Wireless Network Security [7Hrs.]
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 [3Hrs.]
6.1 Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)
6.2 S/MIME
6.3 DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)

7. IP Security [8Hrs.]
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 [4Hrs.]

Laboratory Work: All the features covered in this syllabus.

Reference Book:
Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, 5/E,William Stallings, ISBN-10: 0136097049, Prentice Hall, India Limited

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