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GroupA12BIT/Degree Programme in Business Information Technology (Tornio)
Study unit2B3307 Network Security, 6.00 ECTS credits, 160 h
Information security
UnitMinerva (Kauppakatu 58) Tornio
Time of implementationSpring1/2014-2015, Spring2/2014-2015
Responsible teacherK.c Deepak
Other teachers
Status of implementationFinished

Description status Ready
Language of instruction English
Starting and ending dates01.01.2015 - 29.05.2015
Minimum number of participants  
Maximum number of participants  
Enrolment period01.09.2014 - 30.09.2014
Implementation method
Virtuality 0 ECTS credits
R&D integration 0 ECTS credits
Resit dates of the exam
Koulutuksen aikataulu (www-linkki)
Description language English 


Assessment criteria  
Pedagogical arrangements

Pedagogical practices in the course includestudent ownershipandactive participation(80% attendance required), activities of searching, sharing and ellaborating knowledge, conducting tasks and critical reflection on one's own activity. The teacher role in the course is delivering knowledge as well as organizing, assessing and guiding students.

The model ofinstructional designis implemented for systematically determined course contents and delivery methods that follows a logical sequence. Learners activities are predefined and a uniform sequence of instrcution is practiced. However, socio-cultural paradigm is focused by utilizing the model ofcollaborative learningin performing practical tasks and assignments.


All learning materials and relevant literatures are available in the moodle learning environment for the course.


Course Content:

  1. Introduction & background of network security - Chapter 1
  2. Overview of threats to Network Security - Chapter 2
  3. Security policy design - risk analysis - Chapter 3
  4. Using network defense technologies in layers -Chapter 4
  5. Network security controls -Chapter 5
  6. Elementary Cryptography- Chapter 6
  7. FOSS & Major networking functions with FOSS - - Chapter 7
  8. VLAN & VPN concepts - - Chapter 8
  9. Guidelines on Firewalls and Firewall Policy -Chapter 9

Practical Tasks:

  1. Netstat Utility & Netstat exercise - Activity 1
  2. Nmap Tool & exercises - Activity 2
  3. Asset Identification, Threat Analysis & Safeguard - Group Work - Activity 3
  4. Network Command Line Utilities - Activity 4
  5. Phishing Knowledge Test - Activity 5
  6. Verfiying the integrity of files - MD5 checksum - Activity 6


  1. Assignment 1 : Network Design Principles
  2. Assignment 2:Residential Wireless Network Audit Checklist
  3. Assignment 3: Guidelines on Firewalls & Firewall Policy

The formative assessment model is applied in this course that is students are monitored during the learning process to make sure they are not struggling with the teaching methods and settings used.

  1. Assignments & Practical Tasks (50%)
  2. Report Writing (50%)

Students are required to pass both parts separately in order to pass this course.