Lecture Objectives and Contents

The main goal of the lecture is to give a survey of resilience-enhancing measures for networks and to increase the awareness for security problems arising in networked environments. Participants obtain a comprehensive overview on generic mechanisms to enhance the resilience of networks. Constitutive, the security of basic services of the Internet as well as countermeasures against sophisticated attacks are discussed.

In more details, the lecture will cover the following topics:

  • Graph-theoretical foundations
  • Network optimization problems
  • Protection of critical internet services: routing, DNS
  • Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and countermeasures
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)

Course Organization and Availability

The course is regularly held in the winter term. Course language is English (on demand). It is accompanied by an integrated seminar that is mainly organized as reading group and in which participants have to deal with recent research papers in the core areas of the lecture. In addition, a few practical exercises will complement lecture and reading group as part of the integrated seminar. A  successful participation requires to present in the context of the seminar and/or to submit written tasks. The final grade will be determined in an oral exam (20-30 minutes, closed book). All statements without warranty.

  • Lecture, Tuesday 10:15 -11:45 am (October 17th - January 30st), G-021/022
  • Seminar / Exercise, Tuesday 8:30 -10 am (October 24th - January 30st), G-021 and G-102