ECTS - Internet Security and Ethical Hacking

Internet Security and Ethical Hacking (ISE543) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Internet Security and Ethical Hacking ISE543 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
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to provide the basics to the theory and the practice of cryptography and network security as well as ethical hacking.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Recognize the principles and practice of cryptography and network security
  • Apply principals of Internet security techniques to avoid security violations
  • Avare of security related issues.
Course Content Data encryption techniques and algorithms; public-key encryption, hash functions; digital signatures, authentication; network security; web security; system security, intruders, viruses, firewalls; the algorithms and data security tools; ethical hacking.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Chapter 1
2 Classical Encryption Techniques Chapter 2
3 Bloch Chipper and Data Encryption Standards Chapter 3
4 Finite Fields and Advanced Encryption Standards Chapter 4,5
5 Confidentiality Using Conventional Encryption Chapter 7
6 Public-Key Cryptography Chapter 9,10
7 Message Authentication and Hash Functions Chapter 11
8 Hash and Mac Algorithms Chapter 12
9 Digital Signatures and Authentication Protocols. Chapter 13
10 Authentication Applications, Electronic Mail Security Chapter 14,15
11 IP Security, Web Security Chapter 16, 17
12 Intruders, Malicious Software, Firewalls Chapter 18,19,20
13 Introduction to Etichal Hacking Britz Chapter 1
14 Traditional and Contemporary Computer Crimes Britz Chapter 3,4
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, W. Stallings, 4/E, Prentice-Hall, 2005. ISBN: 0131873164
Other Sources 2. Marjie T. Britz, Computer Forensics and Cyber Crime: An Introduction, Prentice-Hall, 2008, ISBN:0132447495
3. Ferrell, O. C., Fraedrich, J., Ferrell, L., Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases, 7th Ed., Houghton Mifflin, 2008
4. Defending Your Digital Assets Against Hackers, Crackers, Spies and Thieves. R.Nichols, D. Ryan, and J. Ryan. McGraw-Hill, 2000
5. Beauchamp, T. L., Bowie, N., and Arnold, D., Ethical Theory and Business, Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2004
6. Network Security: A Beginner’s Guide. Eric Maiwald. McGraw_Hill. 2001
7. Wode Trappe, Lawrence Washington, Introduction to cryptography with coding theory, 2 Edition, 2006
8. Schultz, R. A., Contemporary Issues in Ethics and Information Technology, IRM Press, 2005

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
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 analyze 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)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 15 45
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 175