Hasso-Plattner-InstitutSDG am HPI
Hasso-Plattner-InstitutDSG am HPI

Network Security in Practice (Wintersemester 2016/2017)

Dozent: Dr. Feng Cheng (Internet-Technologien und -Systeme)

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 4
  • ECTS: 6
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 28.10.2016
  • Lehrform: Seminar / Projekt
  • 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
  • IT-Systems Engineering Analyse


Nowadays security issues of modern IT infrastructures, devices, and applications have been more and more frequently shown as the headlines of news or reports on the media. Billions of money has been invested every year for researching, developing, and deploying security solutions. The goal of this seminar is to investigate in a deeper manner how the security issues look like and how the security approaches work in practices. Students are expected to work in a small team with up to 2 members on 1-2 topics selected from (but not limited to) the following list

  1. Password Security and new Authentication Methods
  2. Security of Mobile OSes and Apps
  3. Security of Social Web  
  4. Web Security: SSL/TLS, Web Application Firewall (WAF), ...
  5. Email Security: Signature, Encryption, Spamming, Phishing, ...
  6. IoT Security: Home Automation, Vehicle, ...
  7. Virtualization and Cloud Security 
  8. Switch, Router, Gateway, and Firewalls
  9. Intrusion Detection (IDS/IPS)
  10. SSH Tunneling and Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  11. IPSec, IPv6 and the relevant Security Issues
  12. Network Scanning and Monitoring
  13. Complex Attacks and APT
  14. SIEM and Security Analytics
  15. Attack Category and Vulnerability Modeling
  16. ...


  • Basic knowledge but great interest in new networking and security technologies
  • Satisfied hands-on skills and engineering capabilities


  • Presentation (with demonstration) and technical report


  • 17.10.2016 09:15 am Introductory Session, H-2.57
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  • 28.10.2016 Subscription Deadline
  • 01.11.2016 Team Building: Topic Introduction and Assignment (Individual Meeting)
  • the detailed plan comes soon