CENG 3544: Computer and Network Security

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Instructor: Dr. Enis KARAARSLAN

Office: Faculty of Engineering, room: E1-05

Web: Academic Web Page

Discord channel: https://discord.gg/G3ZNcdDp3D

Mail group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/ceng3544-2021

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Course Description

Understanding the need for computer and network security, cryptology, cyber security, security management, controls and regulators.

Textbook(s) (but not limited to):

Cryptography and Network security: Principles and practice (5th edition), William Stallings, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 9780137056323

Security engineering: a guide to building dependable distributed systems (2nd edition), Anderson, Ross J., Wiley, ISBN: 9780470068526

Grades: Grades will be weighted as follows:

30% : Lab & Assignments
20% : Attendance
50% : Final exam 


Class attendance is mandatory. Although I do not have a rigid cut policy, I will take attendance most days, and anyone who has missed lots of classes and is doing poorly in the course should not expect much sympathy from me. If you do miss a class, it is your responsibility to make up the materials.

Course Topics are (but not limited to):

  • Introduction to Security and Security Philosophy
  • Information assurance: the need for computer and network security (Security Breaches, System Life cycles, Trust, Vulnerabilities)
  • Physical Security
  • Operating System Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Overview of Cryptography; Symmetric and Asymmetric Cryptography, Key agreement, Hash functions, Authentication and Key Distribution Protocols
  • Cyber and information security management (Risk management, Technologies and Countermeasures)
  • Controls and regulators (Protection, Operation, Self preservation, Compliance)


Netseclab will be used.

Teams can be formed randomly and you will learn to work as a team member.

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