12790 - Seminar Advanced Topics in Network and System Security Modulübersicht

Module Number: 12790
Module Title:Seminar Advanced Topics in Network and System Security
  Seminar Fortgeschrittene Themen in Netzwerk- und Systemsicherheit
Department: Faculty 1 - Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Responsible Staff Member:
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Panchenko, Andriy
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: On special announcement
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:Students have a deeper understanding of distributed vs. centralized communication, security and privacy paradigms and their application in collaborative environments. They are capable to establish links between the basic concepts and applied scenarios, with reference to ongoing research activities within the research group IT Security.
Students are prepared for the Master's thesis.
Contents:Concrete topics and application scenarios are adapted to the focus of the discussed methods. Typical topics are network and system security, anonymity, privacy enhancing technologies, digital forensics, computer networks, distributed systems, mobile security, web security, applied cryptography, etc.
Master students will get assigned a topic that is based on recent publications in one of the top conferences in the field (e.g., IEEE S&P, ACM CCS, NDSS, USENIX Security, PETS) and have to prepare a paper on the state of the art on their topic. In this time, we will have presentations on ongoing research of our group members as well as streaming of presentations from top conferences in the field with the follow-up internal discussion. Depending on the format, it is also possible that in the second phase, students will be asked to write a conference-style review for a few papers of the others. These reviews will be presented and publicly discussed. Next, based on the reviews, students will have the possibility to improve their paper and have to prepare a presentation on their topic. Before publicly presenting it to the class, they have to make a test presentation by their supervisor. Finally, there will be a presentation and discussion within the class.
Recommended Prerequisites:Solid knowledge in the field of the seminar
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Seminar / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Research paper/essay / 60 Hours
  • Self organised studies / 60 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:Literature references for individual retrieval will be provided at the beginning of the seminar.
Module Examination:Continuous Assessment (MCA)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:
  • Successful oral presentation, 30-45 minutes depending on topic (50% of total marks)
  • Written report, 10-15 pages depending on topic (30% of total marks)
  • Active participation in courses (20% of total marks)
75% of the total marks are needed to pass the module.
Evaluation of Module Examination:Study Performance – ungraded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Master (research-oriented) / Cyber Security / PO 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) / eBusiness / PO 2007
  • Master (research-oriented) / Informatik / PO 2008
  • Master (research-oriented) / Informations- und Medientechnik / PO 2017
  • Master (research-oriented) / Künstliche Intelligenz Technologie / PO 2022
  • Study programme Cyber Security M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Cyber Security Methods“
  • Study programme Computer Science M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Seminars or Laboratories“ (level 400)
  • Study programme eBusiness M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in main focus: „Development and Deployment of eBusiness Systems“
  • Study programme Artificial Intelligence Engineering M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Software-based Systems“
Module Components:Seminar Advanced Topics in Network and System Security
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