TIE-30406 Network Security, 5 cr

Additional information

Suitable for postgraduate studies.

Person responsible

Antonios Michalas, N Sohaib ul Hassan, Marko Helenius


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
TIE-30406 2019-01 2 Antonios Michalas
To pass the course you need:

1. Get at least 40% in the coursework;
2. Get at least 40% in the exam;
3. Have an average of at least 50% (Exam+CW)/2 >= 50.

In case you do not make a 40% in the coursework you are not eligible to give the exam. Please keep in mind that the marks for the CW will be given just a few days before the exam. This is due to the tight schedule of lectures and in order to give you a longer deadline to submit a complete CW. Finally, if you do not manage to get at least 40% in the CW, there is no second chance.

Learning Outcomes

This course examines various aspects of security in widely deployed communication networks, including theoretical and practical areas. The course begins with the presentation of core cryptographic primitives and how cryptography can be used in real life scenarios. Then, detailed principles and examples regarding secure communication between two parties over an insecure communication channel are presented. The second half of the course discusses attacks and techniques that a powerful adversary can follow in order to find information that otherwise should remain private. Throughout the course, students will be exposed to many exciting open problems in the field and will have the opportunity to work on programming projects related to security.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Network security     
2. Cryptography     
3. Security Protocols     
4. Privacy     
5. Trust     

Instructions for students on how to achieve the learning outcomes

Harjoitustyön teon etenemisen ja lopputuloksen perusteella annetaan maksimissaan yhden arvosanavälin verran lisäpisteitä tenttiin. Tentti koskee enimmäkseen luentoja, mutta sisältää noin yhdessä viidestä tehtävässään sovelluskykyä edustavan haasteen, jonka kontekstina on yksi kurssilla valmistunut harjoitustyö (tarvittaessa joltain aiemmalta vuodelta).

Assessment scale:

Numerical evaluation scale (0-5)

Partial passing:

Completion parts must belong to the same implementation


Course Mandatory/Advisable Description
ELT-51007 Networking Laboratory I Mandatory    
ELT-51108 Computer Networking I Mandatory    
ELT-53108 Computer Networking II Advisable    
TIE-30151 Kyberturvallisuus I: perusteet Mandatory    
TIE-30201 Tietoturva-arki Mandatory    

Additional information about prerequisites
Kyberturvallisuus I suoritettava viimeistään 3. opetusviikolla.

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
TIE-30406 Network Security, 5 cr TIE-30400 Security in Networks, 5 cr  

Updated by: Kunnari Jaana, 05.03.2019