Information and Network Security (2170709)   Old Code : 160702

6
Credit
4 + 0 + 2
Lect + Tuto + Pract
Teaching Scheme
70 + 20 + 10
ESE + PA + ALA
Theory Marks
20 + 10 + 20
ESE + OEP + PA
Practical Marks
ESE - End Semester Examination, PA - Progress Assessment, ALA - Active Learning Assignments, OEP -Open Ended Problem


Prerequisite
Mathematical concepts: Random numbers, Number theory, finite fields
Rationale
The use of the Internet for various purpose including social, business, communication and other day to day activities has been in common place. The information exchanged through Internet plays vital role for their owners and the security of such information/data is of prime importance. Knowing the concepts, principles and mechanisms for providing security to the information/data is very important for the students of Computer Engineering/Information technology. The subject covers various important topics concern to information security like symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, hashing, message and user authentication, digital signatures, key distribution and overview of the malware technologies. The subject also covers the applications of all of these in real life applications.
Course Outcome
After learning the course the students should be able to:
- Define the concepts of Information security and their use.
- Describe the principles of symmetric and asymmetric cryptography.
- Understand and apply the various symmetric key algorithms.
- Understand and apply the various asymmetric key algorithms.
- Understand the concepts of hashing with algorithms and apply them.
- Understand and use the message authentication and its requirement.
- Understand the concepts of digital signature and digital certificates.
- List and explain various digital signature algorithms.
- Understand and use the various key management and remote authentication mechanisms.
- Understand the concept transport layer security.

Active Learning
Preparation of power-point slides, which include videos, animations, pictures, graphics for better understanding theory and practical work – The faculty will allocate chapters/ parts of chapters to groups of students so that the entire syllabus to be covered. The power-point slides should be put up on the web-site of the College/ Institute, along with the names of the students of the group, the name of the faculty, Department and College on the first slide. The best three works should submit to GTU.