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

Network Security in Practice (Wintersemester 2017/2018)

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

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden: 4
  • ECTS: 6
  • Benotet: Ja
  • Einschreibefrist: 27.10.2017
  • Lehrform: Seminar / Projekt
  • Belegungsart: Wahlpflichtmodul
  • Lehrsprache: Deutsch
  • Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 12

Studiengänge, Modulgruppen & Module

IT-Systems Engineering MA
  • IT-Systems Engineering
    • HPI-ITSE-A Analyse
  • IT-Systems Engineering
    • HPI-ITSE-E Entwurf
  • IT-Systems Engineering
    • HPI-ITSE-K Konstruktion
  • IT-Systems Engineering
    • HPI-ITSE-M Maintenance
  • ISAE: Internet, Security & Algorithm Engineering
    • HPI-ISAE-S Spezialisierung
  • ISAE: Internet, Security & Algorithm Engineering
    • HPI-ISAE-T Techniken und Werkzeuge
  • OSIS: Operating Systems & Information Systems Technology
    • HPI-OSIS-K Konzepte und Methoden
  • OSIS: Operating Systems & Information Systems Technology
    • HPI-OSIS-S Spezialisierung
  • OSIS: Operating Systems & Information Systems Technology
    • HPI-OSIS-T Techniken und Werkzeuge


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. Intrusion Detection (IDS/IPS)
  9. SSH Tunneling and Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  10. IPSec, IPv6 and the relevant Security Issues
  11. Network Scanning and Monitoring
  12. Complex Attacks and APT
  13. SIEM and Security Analytics
  14. Attack Category and Vulnerability Modeling
  15. ......


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


  • Internet


  • Presentation (with demonstration) and technical report 


  • 23.10.2017 09:15am Introductory Session, H-2.57 (Due to the time conflict with the HPI WS17/18 General Meeting, we start the seminar from the second week!)
  • 27.10.2017 Subscription Deadline
  • 30.10.2017 Team Building: Topic Introduction and Assignment (Individual Meeting)
  • the detailed plan comes soon