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With exponential growth of the Internet, security of a network has become increasingly challenging. This subject will explore the security vulnerabilities in both fixed and wireless networks and cover the fundamental concepts and advanced issues with an emphasis on the Internet architecture and protocols. 

The following key concepts will be covered: Wireless Communications and Security overview, Review of Cryptographic techniques, 802.11 Technologies and legacy 802.11 Security: lessons learnt, Encryption Ciphers and Methods in Wireless Networks, Wireless Security Risks, Wireless Security Auditing and Pen Test Introduction,  IPSec and IP layer security,  PKI/X.509, Transport Layer Security/DTLS,   Intrusion Detection and Protection Systems, Network Firewalls, Secure Neighbor Discovery, Routing and Forwarding Security,  Authentication and Key Management in Wireless Networks/Sensor Networks,   Broadcast Security and Secure Code Dissemination,  Network Privacy and Anonymity, Security and Privacy in Location Services, Smart Grid and IoT security.

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Offering Terms

Term 1



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Fully on-site

Indicative contact hours


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