University of Information Technology

Network and Internet Security

Course Description

This course aims to introduce the issues of security in modern networks. The course covers the practice of network security: practical applications that have been implemented and are in use to provide network security. To design and construct a security policy and describe its implementation using a variety of security technologies, to conduct simple configuration tasks on a firewall, a VPN server and Client and a simple Intrusion Detection System, to conduct encryption of simple messages using public key and secret key techniques, to describe techniques used in dealing with Denial of Service Attacks, to describe the operation of public key infrastructure, to describe the security issues relating to wireless technologies, to formulate a Security Policy and describe its implementation.

The aims of this course are:

  • To introduce the issues of security in modern networks.
  • To provide a practical survey of network security applications and standards.
  • To emphasize applications that are widely used on the Internet and for corporate networks, and on standards (especially Internet standards) that have been widely deployed.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • describe the threats to network security and their defenses.
  • formulate an organizational security policy.
  • plan the implementation of a security policy using technologies such as firewalls, VPNs, Intrusion.
  • detection Systems, and authentication systems.
  • describe the operation of the major security protocols.

Text and References Books


  1. Cryptography and Network Security Principles and Practice, William Stallings, Seventh Edition.


  1. Network Security Essentials: Applications and Standards, William Stallings, Fourth Edition.
  2. CCNA Security 210-260 Official Cert Guide, Omar Santos and John Stuppi, Copyright© 2015 Pearson Education, Inc.

Assessment system

Evaluation Marks Percentage
Lecture Attendance 10 Marks 10%
Assignment 10 Marks 10%
Project/Discussion 10 Marks 10%
Lab 10 Marks 10%
Final Examination 60 Marks 60%