Course Name: 

Advanced Network Security (IT703)


M.Tech (IT)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-2) 4


Basics of Network Security: Cryptography, Terminology, Mathematics (One way functions, Discrete Log problem, Integer Factorization), Background (App developers, Hosters, Listers, payloads, Attack life cycle), Authentication and Authorization, Defensive and Secure Programming, Threat Modeling and changes to SDL; Intranet Security: SPAM, Virus and Worms, Social Engineering, Network Management, Vulnerable Applications, Uneducated Users vs Spies, Firewall and DMZ, Piracy; Penetration Testing: Ethics, Moral, Legal values and repercussion, Procedures, Tools, Metasploit and Exploit db; Internet Security: Server side security (Webserver, Database server, Appserver, Compromised user accounts), Client side security (Browser security, Malicious Webserver and Victim Webserver, Malware and terms), Ecommerce (Internet Banking, E-shopping, Mobile Banking –Transactions & Reporting, Trading), Identity Theft (Password Stealing - Phishing/Keyloggers/Malware/Tab nabbing/Social Engg, Tools, Best Practices), Privacy (Introduction, Rights, Legal issues, Online services, Facebook, Google, Social web and Virtual Worlds), Cloud security, Mobile security (Challenges and Malware); Recent trends.


Yi Qian et al, Information Assurance – Dependability and Security in Networked Systems, Morgan Kaufmann, 2008.
William Stallings, Network Security Essentials, 4/e, Pearson Education, 2008.
Rolf Oppliger, Internet and Intranet Security, 2nd Edition, Artech House, 2007.
Nadia Nedjah et al, Computational Intelligence in Information Assurance and Security, Springer 2007.
Yang Xiao and Yi Pan, Security in Distributed and Networking Systems, World Scientific Publishing, 2007.
R Perlman, C Kaufman, M Speciner, Network Security: Private Commn in a Public World, 2nd Edition, Prentice Hall.
Applied Cryptography, Code Complete, Secure Programming, Articles and papers from


Information Technology

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