Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut25 Jahre HPI

Network Security in Practice (Wintersemester 2014/2015)

Dozent: Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel (Internet-Technologien und -Systeme) , Dr. Feng Cheng (Internet-Technologien und -Systeme)

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 4
  • ECTS: 6
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 24.10.2014
  • Lehrform: SP
  • Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul

Studiengänge, Modulgruppen & Module

IT-Systems Engineering BA
IT-Systems Engineering MA
  • IT-Systems Engineering A
  • IT-Systems Engineering B
  • IT-Systems Engineering C
  • IT-Systems Engineering D


(last update on  14.01.2015)

In this seminar, we focus on study of the security problems of networked systems or applications. Several network security technologies, such as, firewall, IDS/IPS, SSH, VPN, Application Layer Gateway, Network Scanning and Monitoring, IPv6, etc. will be concerned in this seminar. Some known implementations, tools and methods, incl. commercial products/open source software, are expected to be reviewed and tested with certain practical deployment scenario.

Important Notice: We are NOT guiding you for hacking and participation in this seminar could NOT be an excuse for any kinds of your malicious actions towards unauthorized resources over Internet!!!


Good knowledge in

  • networking technologies (TCP/IP, Routing, ...)
  • operating systems and software engineering
  • security basics (e.g., lectures on "Internet Security - Weaknesses and Targets" and "Informationssicherheit", etc.)


  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum, "Computer Networks", fourth edition, Prentice Hall PTR, 2003. 


The interested students are expected to contribute with:

  • Throughout investigation of the given topics (Report and Presentation)
  • Design and Implementation of attack scenarios, where the security methods can be tested

The final evaluation will be based on: report, presentation, design, implementation, participation in the seminar.


The seminar will start from the first week of WS2014/15. The first session will be held at 13:30-15:00, on Oct. 15, 2014 (Wednesday) in Room H-E.52. The detailed plan will be announced soon.

  • 15.10.2014 (Wed.) First session: Introduction
  • 24.10.2014 (Fri.) Subscription Deadline and Team Build (via Email)
  • 30.10.2014 (Thu.) Team meetings for topic discussion (the concrete time slot for each team is upon appointment)
  • 11.2014-01.2015 Bi-weekly Team Meetings (the concrete team slot is upon appointment)
  • 14.01.2015 (Wed.) Closing Session of Phase I
  • 01.-03.2015 Weekly Team Meetings (the concrete time slot is upon appointment)
  • 11.03.2015 (Wed.) Closing Session of Phase II