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Network Security - ETHZ




Some of today’s most damaging attacks on computer systems involve exploitation of network infrastructure, either as the target of attack or as a vehicle to attack end systems. This course provides an in-depth study of network attack techniques and methods to defend against them.


The course will cover topics spanning four broad themes with a focus on the first two themes:

  1. network defense mechanisms such as public-key infrastructures, TLS, VPNs, anonymous-communication systems, secure routing protocols, secure DNS systems, and network intrusion-detection systems;
  2. network attacks such as hijacking, spoofing, denial-of-service (DoS), and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks;
  3. analysis and inference topics such as traffic monitoring and network forensics; and
  4. new technologies related to next-generation networks.

In addition, several guest lectures will provide in-depth insights into specific current real-world network-security topics.