ECTS - Computer and Network Security

Computer and Network Security (CMPE533) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Computer and Network Security CMPE533 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to teach the theoretical aspects of computer and network security along with the practical applications using data security tools.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe the terms and definitions of computer and network security
  • Review the encryption techniques and cryptography in computer networks
  • Define, distinguish and use authentication mechanisms, symmetric and asymmetric key cryptography
  • Analyze and solve the problems of computer and network security
  • Design computer network infrastructure and services with security view.
Course Content Encryption techniques and algorithms, public-key encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, authentication, network security, web security, operating system security (Unix and Windows), Bell-LaPadulla model, software and database security.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction and History of Computer Security Chapter 1 (main text)
2 Foundations of Computer Security Chapter 3
3 Identification and Authentication. Access Control Chapters 4,5
4 Unix Security Chapter 7
5 Windows Security Chapter 8
6 Database Security Chapter 9
7 Software Security Chapter 10
8 Security Models. Bell–LaPadula Model Chapters 11,12
9 Security Evaluation Chapter 13
10 Cryptography Chapter 14
11 Key Establishment Chapter 15
12 Communications Security. Network Security Chapters 16,17
13 Web Security Chapter 18
14 New Access Control Paradigms Chapter 20
15 Review
16 Review


Course Book 1. Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, W. Stallings, 4/E,Prentice-Hall, 2006.
Other Sources 3. Defending Your Digital Assets Against Hackers, Crackers, Spies and Thieves. R.Nichols, D. Ryan, and J. Ryan. McGraw-Hill, 2000.
4. Network Security: A Beginner’s Guide. Eric Maiwald. , McGraw_Hill. 2001.
5. VPNs: A Beginner’s Guide, J. Mairs.,McGraw Hill/Osborne,2002.
6. Wade Trappe, Lawrence Washington, Introduction to Cryptography with Coding Theory, 2/E, Pearson International Edition, 2006.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 25
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data. X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary domains. X
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively. X
8 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. X
9 A knowledge of contemporary issues. X
10 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies X
12 An ability to produce engineering products or prototypes that solve real-life problems. X
13 Skills that contribute to professional knowledge. X
14 An ability to make methodological scientific research. X
15 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge. X
16 An ability to defend an originally produced idea. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 8 16
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 126