The final results of the exam are online.


Written Exam: Results are available. See below.

Oral Exam (only for Sozioinformatik): April 13 and May 4 2016


Every Friday, 10am in room 11-262, starting on the 30th of October 2015


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Schmitt
M.Sc. Matthias Schäfer
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Course Overview

This course covers aspects and principles of network security. Based on many attacks on common technologies used in communication systems, this course illustrates how things can go wrong and provides basic measures to protect a network from mistakes commited in the past. It covers furthermore the fundamental concepts of security and security problems.

Areas covered in this lecture:

  • Physical and Link Layer Security
  • Network Layer Security
  • Transport Layer Security
  • Application Layer Security

Please note that it is strongly recommended to attend communication systems first since it provides the background knowledge for this lecture.


The workshop (first exercise) website can be found here. The proceedings (results) of the workshop are also online.

The first hack challenge (second exercise) can be found here.

The second hack challenge (third exercise) can be found here.


The final results of the exam can be found here. Well done :-)

The written exam will be held on Monday, March 21st 2016 at 8:30am in room 42-115. It will last about 60 minutes. Please be there at latest by 8:15am, we will start on time. Again: Please check the list of admissions below!! There are some registrations without admission. They will be cancelled automatically if you don't do anything. You will not be allowed to participate in the exam without admission! In addition, to avoid any trouble on Monday check the QIS if you are properly registered for the exam. Please contact the Prüfungsamt and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. BEFORE the exam if there is any trouble with your registration.

Exam Admission

Find the list of the students who passed the exercises and got the admission here. If you registered for the exam but you are not on the list, please cancel your registration. In case you don't, the Prüfungsamt will cancel it for you. If you are not on the list but you think you should be, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The slides are accessible only from within the university network (131.246.*). Please use SSH or VPN for remote access.

TitleLast Update
Organization 27.10.2015 PDF
Introduction 27.10.2015 PDF
Physical & Link Layer 03.12.2015 PDF
Network & Transport Layer 14.01.2015 PDF
Application Layer 14.01.2015 PDF

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