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Cops & Robbers (Sommersemester 2018)

Dozent: Dr. Feng Cheng (Internet-Technologien und -Systeme) , Marian Gawron (Internet-Technologien und -Systeme) , Pejman Najafi (Internet-Technologien und -Systeme)


This experimental project seminar is about learning and training with

the advanced techniques of practical system and network security.


will have two teams (each with about 4-5 members) defeating each other

or the tutoring team within three challenges - with changing roles

either as attackers or defenders of a target IT system. For each

challenge, the teams will have 4 weeks to prepare their arms: setting up

a secure system (under given constraints) for the defenders, choosing

and testing recon and penetration tools for the attackers. After

preparation, the teams will fight out a supervised Capture-the-Flag live


Besides, each participant will select a security

relevant topic, do research on it (reading and testing), and give a

short presentation (15-20 mins) at the end of the seminar.

Topics for the challenges:

    1. System- and Network Security
    2. Web- and Service/Application Security
    3. The whole bunch

Topics for individual research topics (come later)


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 stack, ...)
    operating systems (memory management, ...)

Strong interest in security and good team-working skills.


you got interested while seeing this page, please do not wait and just

drop a line to Feng (feng.cheng"at"hpi.de) and then come to the first



  • Team behavior/performance/presentation/report after each challenge (3 times) (85%)
  • Individual technical Presentation (15-20 mins) on a selected topic (1 time) (15%)
  • Intensive collaboration and discussion within the teams and challenges (bonus)

Allgemeine Information

  • Semesterwochenstunden : 4
  • ECTS : 6
  • Benotet : Ja
  • Einschreibefrist : 20.04.2018
  • Programm : IT-Systems Engineering BA
  • Lehrform : S/P
  • Belegungsart : Wahlpflicht


  • ISAE-Grundlagen
  • ISAE-Vertiefung
  • OSIS-Grundlagen
  • OSIS-Vertiefung
  • SAMT-Grundlagen
  • SAMT-Vertiefung