Course Details

ELE 640 Computer Network Security
2021-2022 Fall term information

The course is not open this term

Timing data are obtained using weekly schedule program tables. To make sure whether the course is cancelled or time-shifted for a specific week one should consult the supervisor and/or follow the announcements.

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Course Name Code Semester Theory
Credit ECTS
COMPUTER NETWORK SECURITY ELE640 Any Semester/Year 3 0 3 8
Course languageTurkish
Course typeElective 
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-Face 
Learning and teaching strategiesLecture
Question and Answer
Problem Solving
Instructor (s)Department Faculty 
Course objectiveIt is aimed to give the following topics to the students;  
Learning outcomes
  1. Network security tools and applications,
  2. IP Security, Kerberos, S/MIME, SSL/TLS,
  3. Malicious software, classifying and countermeasures, Network Security, Email Security, System Security, Firewalls and Applications; Hackers and Countermeasures.
  4. A student completing the course successfully will L.O.1. Identify and classify Network Security Problems,
  5. L.O.2. Know and use countermeasures related to Network Security ,
  6. L.O.3. Know advantages and disadvantages related to various algorithms of IP Security andEmail Security,
  7. L.O.4. Use techniques and algorithms taught in the classroom,
  8. L.O.5. Know and follow Advanced Network Security Algorithms and related publications.
Course ContentQuick Review: Network Security and related topics,
Security threats and countermeasures,
Computer Security Sistems; concepts and definitions,
Authentication and applications,
VPN and applications.
ReferencesStallings W, Network Security Essentials, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007. 

Course outline weekly

Week 1Network Security Tools and Applications
Week 2IP Security; VPN, IPSec, Tunnelling Applications
Week 3Authentication and Applications; Kerberos, X.509
Week 4Public Key Infrastructure
Week 5Email Security; PGP, S/MIME
Week 6WEB Securiy; SSL/TLS, SET
Week 7Intrusion; Detection and Countermeasures
Week 8Malicious Software; viruses and countermeasures
Week 9DoS and DDos Attacks, Countermeasures
Week 10Midterm
Week 11Firewall; definition, classification and applications
Week 1212. Week Wireless Networks and Security Applications
Week 13High Speed Networks
Week 14Internet Traffic Management
Week 15Final exam
Week 16Final exam

Assesment methods

Course activitiesNumberPercentage
Field activities00
Specific practical training00
Final exam140
Percentage of semester activities contributing grade succes060
Percentage of final exam contributing grade succes040

Workload and ECTS calculation

Activities Number Duration (hour) Total Work Load
Course Duration (x14) 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Specific practical training000
Field activities000
Study Hours Out of Class (Preliminary work, reinforcement, ect)13565
Presentation / Seminar Preparation000
Homework assignment14342
Midterms (Study duration)12525
Final Exam (Study duration) 13030
Total Workload4366204

Matrix Of The Course Learning Outcomes Versus Program Outcomes

D.9. Key Learning OutcomesContrubition level*
1. Has general and detailed knowledge in certain areas of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in addition to the required fundamental knowledge.    X
2. Solves complex engineering problems which require high level of analysis and synthesis skills using theoretical and experimental knowledge in mathematics, sciences and Electrical and Electronics Engineering.    X
3. Follows and interprets scientific literature and uses them efficiently for the solution of engineering problems.   X 
4. Designs and runs research projects, analyzes and interprets the results.   X 
5. Designs, plans, and manages high level research projects; leads multidiciplinary projects.X    
6. Produces novel solutions for problems.   X 
7. Can analyze and interpret complex or missing data and use this skill in multidiciplinary projects.  X  
8. Follows technological developments, improves him/herself , easily adapts to new conditions.    X 
9. Is aware of ethical, social and environmental impacts of his/her work.X    
10. Can present his/her ideas and works in written and oral form effectively; uses English effectively X   

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

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