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Course Name Advanced Network Security
Course Code 21SN641
Program M. Tech. in Cyber Security Systems & Networks
Credits 3


Module 1

Network Security – Introduction – Overview of Network Attacks
TCP Overview – Connection Setup/Teardown, Packet Sniffing, Detecting Sniffers on your network, IP Spoofing, ARP Poisoning, UDP Hijacking, Fragmentation Attack- Ping of Death, Evasion & Denial of Service, UDP Hijacking, TCP Spoofing, TCP Hijacking – Mitnick attack, Joncheray attack, SYN Flood Attack, Denial of Service Attack, Port Scanning Techniques, ICMP, ICMP Attacks – ICMP Echo Attacks, Smurf Attacks, ICMP Redirect Attacks.

Module 2

Wireless Security Overview, WLAN, 802.11, Adaptive network layer – graphs and routing protocols, graph theory, routing with topology aggregation, Cellular networks, adhoc networks, routing protocols, routing, QoS routing, security in adhoc networks, cognitive networks, heterogenous networks, complex networks, MIMO.

Module 3

SDN – virtual networking, network virtualisation approach, network functions virtualisation, Routing in SDN-RCP, RF IP routing, Virtual Routers as a Service (VRS) , Routing as a Service (RaaS), Cloud assisted Routing (CAR) . NFV Security-Intra and extra VNF Security, NFV security countermeasures – topology verification, securing virtualisation platform, network and I/O partitioning, state management. SDN Security – design of secure and dependable SDN platform, data plane attack and countermeasures, integration with legacy protocols, cross domain connection, openflow protocol. Module 4. Advanced topics – distributed firewall, microsegmentation , intelligence in network security – neural networks and expert systems. Application of AI in IDS. SDN based intelligent network security solutions – topology protection, DoS protection.


1. Charlie Kaufman, Radia Perlman and Mike Speciner, “Network Security: PRIVATE Communication in a PUBLIC world”, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 2002.

2. Savo G Glisic, “Advanced Wireless Networks”, 3rd Edition, Wiley, 2016

3. Dijiang Huang, Ankur Chowdhary, Sandeep Pisharody, “Software-Defined Networking and Security – From Theory to Practice”, CRC Press (available at Taylor &Francis), 2018

Course Outcomes

  • CO1: Review of Fundamentals on network security
  • CO2: Understand and mitigate attacks on wireless networks
  • CO3 : Understand routing for networks from graph theory principles
  • CO4: Understand virtual networking and virtualisation of network functions CO5 : Design of secure SDN platform, with attack mitigation
  • CO6: Design IDS for virtual networks and intelligent protection

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