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Cyber and Network Security

10K studentsSemester: Spring 2016
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Sufian Hameed
Credits: 3 Credit Hours
Date: Friday, 18:00 — 21:00
Location: R9 City Campus
Start: 27-01-2016
Audience: MS Computer and Network Security
MS Computer Science


Starting from Spring 2017, we will adopt Computer Security A Hands on Approach by Prof. Wenliang Du as the course text book. Course content and organization will be revised accordingly.


This course deals with the principles of computer and network security. The course will cover basic concepts of Security. Topics of the course include basic cryptography, authentication, authorization, vulnerabilities, attacks and their defenses.

The course assignments will mainly focus on “paper-and-pencil” problems for better understanding of theoretical fundamentals as well as some programming tasks. Students must always follow an ethical and responsible conduct when learning about computer attacks and vulnerabilities.

Topics and Schedule

27.01.2016 Security Goals and Mechanisms [pdf]
03.02.2016 Intro to Cryptography and Symmetric Ciphers [pdf]
10.02.2016 Block Ciphers [pdf]
17.02.2016 Message Integrity, Authentication Encryption [pdf]
24.02.2016 Basic Key Exchange, Public Key Encryption and Digital Signature[pdf]
03.03.2016 Authentication [pdf]
10.03.2016 Email Security [pdf]
17.03.2016 Mid 1
24.03.2016 Malicious Software and Botnets [pdf]
31.03.2016 Cybercriminal Underground Economy [pdf]
07.04.2016 Web Security (HTTPS Goals and Pitfalls) [pdf]
14.04.2016 Web Security (Session Management) [pdf]
21.04.2016 Web Vulnerability [pdf] (from Prof. Dawn Song)
28.04.2016 Security Problems in Network Protocols and Defense Mechanisms [pdf]
19.05.2016 Final Examination

Text Book:

  • Computer Security: A Hands on Approach by Prof. Wenliang Du (starting from Spring 2017)

Literature / References

  • M. Bishop: Computer Security – Art and Science. Macmillian Publishing, 2002
  • D. Gollmann: Computer Security. Wiley & Sons, 2011
  • B. Schneier: Applied Cryptography. Wiley & Sons, 1995
  • Ross Anderson. Security Engineering, Wiley & Sons, 2001

Prof. Dr. Sufian Hameed


Prof. Dr. Sufian Hameed
Department of Computer Science
National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences (NUCES)
Shah Latif Town, National Highway

About me

I am an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, where I am leading the IT Security Labs. Prior to taking this position, I was a PhD student and Research Assistant at the Computer Networks Group, University of Goettingen, and graduated with a PhD degree in September 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Xiaoming Fu and Prof Dr. Dieter Hogrefe. My PhD work focussed on the usage of social network and trust to prevent spam transmission and reliability of emails. Prior to that I graduated as a MSc in 2008 from Technical University of Aachen (Germany). During my masters, I worked in Philips Research Labs Aachen from Oct 2007 to April 2008 as a student research on my Master Thesis about Evaluation and Improvement of Security in ZigBee medical networks under the supervision of Dr. Oscar Garcia Morchon and Prof. Dr. Klaus Wehrle.

Currently, My research interests revolve around all aspects of applied Computer Security, with an emphasis on network security, web security, mobile security and  secure architectures and protocols for Cloud and IoTs.

Updated CV (pdf)

Recent Publications

Kindly visit here


Title: Method and system for forming a network for spam free communication, in particular e-mail communication.
Date of Publication: 27.10.11
Application Number: WO/2011/131228
Publication Number: CT/EP2010/055183 also published as DE112010005508T5

Community Service

Reviewer IEEE ICC 2016

Reviewer of Computer Communication (Elsevier)
Reviewer of Security and Communication Networks (Wiley)
Session Chair 11th IEEE Innovations (IIT’15)

Reviewer INMIC 2014

External Reviewer ICNP 2013
Session Chair ICDIM 2013

Session Chair Secrypt 2012