Network Security - Syllabus

Embark on a profound academic exploration as you delve into the Network Security course (network) within the distinguished Tribhuvan university's CSIT department. Aligned with the 2074 Syllabus, this course (CSC416) seamlessly merges theoretical frameworks with practical sessions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Rigorous assessment based on a 60 + 20 + 20 marks system, coupled with a challenging passing threshold of , propels students to strive for excellence, fostering a deeper grasp of the course content.

This 3 credit-hour journey unfolds as a holistic learning experience, bridging theory and application. Beyond theoretical comprehension, students actively engage in practical sessions, acquiring valuable skills for real-world scenarios. Immerse yourself in this well-structured course, where each element, from the course description to interactive sessions, is meticulously crafted to shape a well-rounded and insightful academic experience.

Course Description:

This course covers the fundamental concepts of network security protocols, wireless security concepts, basics of security in cloud and IoT.

Course Objectives:

The main objective of this course is to provide knowledge of network security so that students will be able to implement a secure network architecture using different security protocols and technologies


Computer Network Security Fundamentals

1.1. Introduction

1.2. Securing the Computer Network

1.3. Forms of Protection

1.4. Security Standards

User Authentication

2.1. Remote User-Authentication Principles

2.2. Remote User-Authentication Using Symmetric Encryption

2.3. Remote User-Authentication Using Asymmetric Encryption

2.4. Federated Identity Management

Transport Level Security

3.1. Web Security

3.2. Transport Layer Security (TLS)

3.3. HTTPS

3.4. Secure Shell (SSH)

Wireless Network Security

4.1. Wireless Security

4.2. Mobile Device Security

4.3. IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Overview

4.4. IEEE 802.11i Wireless LAN Security

Electronic Mail Security

5.1. Internet Mail Architecture

5.2. E-mail Formats

5.3. Email Threats and Comprehensive Email Security

5.4. S/MIME

5.5. Pretty Good Privacy (PGP)


5.7. DNS-Based Authentication of Named Entities

5.8. Sender Policy Framework

5.9. Domain Keys Identified Mail

5.10. Domain-Based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance

IP Security

6.1. IP Security Overview

6.2. IP Security Policy

6.3. Authentication Header

6.4. Encapsulating Security Payload

6.5. Security Associations

6.6. Internet Key Exchange

Network Endpoint Security

7.1. Firewalls

7.2. Intrusion Detection System

7.3. Malicious Software

7.4. Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Cloud and Internet of Things (IOT) Security

8.1. Cloud Computing

8.2. Cloud Security Concepts

8.3. Cloud Security Risks and Countermeasures

8.4. Cloud Security as a Service

8.5. Open-source Cloud Security Module

8.6. Internet of Things (IoT)

8.7. IoT Security Concepts and Objectives

8.8. Open-source IoT Security Module

Lab works

Laboratory Works:

The laboratory work includes implementation and simulation of Network Security Protocols, Intrusion Detection Systems, DDoS Attacks, Cloud Security and IoT Security Systems.