Ceng 3544, Spring 2015

Instructor: Dr. Enis KARAARSLAN

Office: Faculty of Engineering, room: E1-05
Telephone: 0 252 211 1934

Course Description

Understanding the need for computer and network security, cryptology, cyber security, security management, controls and regulators.

Textbook(s) (but not limited to):

Cryptography and Network security: Principles and practice (5th edition), William Stallings, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 9780137056323

Security engineering: a guide to building dependable distributed systems (2nd edition), Anderson, Ross J., Wiley, ISBN: 9780470068526


Online materials will be supplied.


Grades will be weighted as follows:

20% : CNAP Final Exam
30% : Lab
50% : Final exam


Class attendance is mandatory. Although I do not have a rigid cut policy, I will take attendance most days, and anyone who has missed lots of classes and is doing poorly in the course should not expect much sympathy from me. If you do miss a class, it is your responsibility to make up the materials.

Course Topics are (but not limited to):

Introduction to Security and Security Philosophy
Information assurance: the need for computer and network security (Security Breaches, System Life cycles, Trust, Vulnerabilities)
Physical Security
Operating System Security
Cyber Security
Overview of Cryptography; Symmetric and Asymmetric Cryptography, Key agreement, Hash functions, Authentication and Key Distribution Protocols
Cyber and information security management (Risk management, Technologies and Countermeasures)
Controls and regulators (Protection, Operation, Self preservation, Compliance)


Netseclab will be used.

Teams will be formed randomly and you will learn to work as a team member.

CNAP Cyber Security:

Cisco Netspace Accounts will be opened for each student. You are expected to read all online Academy meterials, and enter exams.

Office Hours:

Wed and Thursday 16:30-17:20 (and anytime with appointment) (by email)


How to avoid plagiarism,

Lecture Note Slides