Web Security and Cryptography

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Web Security and Cryptography

(HAWK Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst, Göttingen)

I. Overview

This course covers the advanced topics of cryptography such as symmetric encryption, public key encryption and hash function. It also emphasises the practice of network security, practical applications that have been and are being practised such as Kerberos authentication application, e-mail security, IP security and web security to assure network security is guaranteed. Finally, security concerns in modern distributed networks such as cloud computing environment are discussed as the most important obstacles for the advancement of IT-based on-demand services.

II. Entrance criteria


III. Recommended qualifications

  • Basic knowledge of computer networks and topologies
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Mathematics

IV. Educational objectives

  • Basics of Symmetric Cryptography
  • Basics of Asymmetric Cryptography
  • RSA
  • Key Generation
  • Key Management
  • Hashing
  • Digital Signature
  • Popular Attacks over a Network (Man-in-the-Middle, Brute Force, …)
  • PKI
  • User Authentication
  • VPN
  • Wireless Security
  • Firewall & IP Table
  • Security in Cloud Computing

V. Exam

Type: 70% Written exam (60 minutes) - 30% Oral Presentation (15 minutes)

  • Regularly offered in Summer semesters
  • Language: English

Dr. Faraz Fatemi Moghaddam

Amount of work

  • 30 hours attendance (1:30 hours per week)


  • 05.04.2021 - 30.07.2021
  • Thursdays 15:45 - 17:15
  • Location: GOA-E12, HAWK, Von-Ossietzky-Straße 99, 37085 Göttingen