Network and Communication Security


  • Course Code: 1971
  • Semester: 9th
  • Course Type: Scientific Area (SA)
  • Course Category: Optional (OP)
  • Scientific Field: Communications and Networks (CN)
  • Lectures: 4 hours/week
  • ECTS units: 6
  • Teching and exams language: Greek
  • The course is offered to Erasmus students
  • Recommended prerequisite courses: (1701) Computer Networks, (1801) Information Security
  • Coordinator: Ilioudis Christos

Educational goals

This course focuses on the basic principles of network security and management. Topics covered include: Introduction to network security, security mechanisms of Internet protocol, Technology of network analyzer, Intrusion Detection Systems, Identification of Distributed Systems, Wireless security, Introduction to secure Network management.

  • Το Know the fundamental concepts of network and communications security
  • To analyze and enforce the basic security mechanisms and protocols implemented in TCP/IP
  • To Implement perimeter defense mechanisms (Firewalls) and Private Networks (VPN)
  • To Evaluate and implement wireless communications security protocols and mechanisms
  • To Know the security mechanisms of embedded devices (IoT security)
  • To apply network penetration testing (penetration testing) as well as incident analysis (digital forensics)
General Skills
  • Develop the knowledge of topics relevant to Information and Net security
  • Develop your skills in applied scientific thinking and problem solving

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Internet security: mechanisms and protocols at TCP/IP layers (IPSEC, SSL).
  • firewalls: architecture and models
  • Virtual private networks: characteristics, protocols
  • cloud computing security, ubiquitous computing security :
  • ΙΟΤ security:
  • telecommunication security: 3G/4G/5G,NFC, Bluetooth, Wifi ΒΑΝ, etc)
  • Penetration Testing, Digital forensics:

Teaching Methods - Evaluation

Teaching Method
  • lectures (4 hours/week), invited persons from academia and industry
Use of ICT means
  • moodle
Teaching Organization
Activity Semester workload
Writing and presenting compulsory work60
Individual study and analysis of literature68
Total 180
Students evaluation

Final exams: 65 %

Project: 35%

Recommended Bibliography

Recommended Bibliography through "Eudoxus"
  1. ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑ ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΩΝ ΣΤΟ ΔΙΑΔΙΚΤΥΟ, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 320065 Eκδοση: 1/2016. Συγγραφείς: ΜΑΥΡΙΔΗΣ, ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ, ISBN: 978-960-603-193-9, Τύπος: Ηλεκτρονικό Βιβλίο, Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Ελληνικά Ακαδημαϊκά Ηλεκτρονικά Συγγράμματα και Βοηθήματα - Αποθετήριο "Κάλλιπος"
  2. ΒΑΣΙΚΕΣ ΑΡΧΕΣ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ ΔΙΚΤΥΩΝ: ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΕΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΤΥΠΑ, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 13618 Έκδοση: 3η/2008, Συγγραφείς: WILLIAM STALLINGS, ISBN: 978-960-461-117-1, Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΚΛΕΙΔΑΡΙΘΜΟΣ ΕΠΕ
  3. Ασφάλεια δικτύων 6η Έκδοση, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 12272, Έκδοση: 6η έκδ./2009, Συγγραφείς: McClure Stuart,Scambray Joel,Kurtz George, ISBN: 978-960-512-582-0, Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Χ. ΓΚΙΟΥΡΔΑ & ΣΙΑ ΕΕ
Scientific journals
  1. Textbook: D. Stuttard and M. Pinto. The Web Application Hacker's Handbook. Wiley. 2008. ISBN:978-0-470-17077-9 )
  2. Ivan Ristik. ModSecurity Handbook. Feisty Duck, Ltd. 2010. Http://
  3. Open Web Application Security Project. A Guide to Building Secure Web Applications and Web Services.
  4. Open Web Application Security Project. OWASP Top 10: The Ten Mist Critical Web Application Security Vulnerabilities.
  5. Open Web Application Security Project. OWASP Testing Guide.
  6. Google Inc. Browser Security Handbook.