ICT 6900: Network Security and Privacy

Schedule: Tuesday 5 PM to 8 PM

Location: Room 629, ECE Building, BUET

Office Hour: Tuesday 3 PM - 4 PM

Course Synopsis

This course introduces students to the concepts of network security: security principles, access control mechanisms, authentication schemes, secure communication, etc.; State-of-the-art attacks: Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), Malware, Botnets, Ransomware, side-channel attacks, etc.; Privacy issues: security vs. privacy, content privacy, online and location tracking, social media privacy, etc; Network defense systems: anti-virus, firewall, intrusion detection system (IDS), intrusion prevention system (IPS), etc. The course includes continuous assessment in the form of examinations, projects, paper presentation and term paper.

Reference Book

  • William Stallings. Cryptography and Network Security, Prentice Hall.
  • Roberta Bragg, Marl Phodes-Ousley, Keith Strassberg. Network Security: The Complete Reference, McGraw Hill, 2014
  • Selected publication from CCS, Usenix Security, Oakland, etc.


  • Midterm Exam 1: 20%
  • Midterm Exam 2: 20%
  • Paper Review/Presentation: 20%
  • Final Exam: 40%

Class Lectures

All the lectures will be available at learning.iict.buet.ac.bd

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