IMT4125 - Network Security


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination / Essay
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Written examination 67/100 3 hours E
Essay 33/100

Course content

-Network and Network Security Models -Core Network Protocols -Network Components -Network Authentication and Access Control -Routing Protocols and their Security -Network Infrastructure Protocols -Security Protocols -Selected Application Layer Protocols and their Security -Capturing and Analysing Network Traffic -Selected Attack Mechanisms

Learning outcome

On completion of the module, candidates will have achieved the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge -Understanding of network and networks security models -In-depth knowledge of selected network authentication and access control mechanisms -Understanding of security and security infrastructure protocols -Understanding of selected attack mechanisms and adversarial behaviours in networks

Skills -Ability to analyse network security architecture elements and protocols -Ability to construct attack scenarios and mechanisms for selected network protocols -Ability to perform guided scientific research using appropriate methods in the network security domain

General competence -Ability to understand and analyse complex protocols and systems -Ability to cogently reason over security mechanisms and architectures -The candidate is capable of discussing professional problems, analyses and conclusions in the field of network security, with specialists, decision makers and general audience

Sustainability: Networking technology as well as security mechanisms consume a considerable amount of resources, hence efficiency is a key consideration that permeates the domain. The module helps to identify mechanisms offering required security guarantees with the lowest resource cost.

Learning methods and activities

-Lectures -Project work -Reflection -Essay

Additional information: Candidates are expected to select a topic for a term paper and perform independent study on an active research area connected to the topics covered in the module. The course will be made accessible for both campus and remote students. The lectures in the course will be given on campus Gjøvik or online as required and will be recorded and streamed on a best-effort basis. Both lecture notes and recordings will be made available via the electronic learning management system.

Compulsory requirements: None

Further on evaluation

Re-sit examination for the written exam in August (re-sit can be changed to oral exam). -Students must undertake both term paper and written exam. No re-sit for the term paper.

Forms of assessment: -The written examination (3 h) contributes 67% to the final result, and the term paper 33%. Both term paper and written examination must be passed to pass the course.

Retake can be carried out for some partial assessments without all partial assessments having to be taken up again.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Information Security (MIS)
Information Security (MISD)
Information Security (MISEB)

Course materials

-A. Shostack: Threat Modelling: Designing for Security. Wiley, 2014

-M. Collins: Network Security Through Data Analysis: Building Situational Awareness. O'Reilly, 2014

-W. Stallings: Network Security Essentials, 5th ed. Pearson. 2013

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IMT4582 5.0 AUTUMN 2017
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Gjøvik , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Information Security
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology


Examination arrangement: Written examination / Essay

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 67/100 E 2024-05-14 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 Sluppenvegen 14 10
M438 Eksamensrom 4.etg, Inngang D Mustad, Inngang D 79
Spring ORD Essay 33/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Written examination 67/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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