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PJ Communication Network Security

Modul: Communication Network Security (BINF-KT-CNS.S10)
Semester: Sommersemester 2010
Art: PJ (4 SWS / 6 LP)
LV-Nr.: 0435 L 769
Veranstalter: Dr. Seyit Ahmet Camtepe
Ort und Zeit: FR 1032, Do. 14-16 Uhr, ab 15.04.


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This course will be in English / German!


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This is a Bachelor degree project for experimenting with basic cryptographic methods and tools for securing communications networks. Project will make use of the materials covered in Communication Network Security Lecture. After completion of this module, students will have basic knowledge and experience in cryptographic methods and their theoretical background as well as in state of the art security problems and solutions for communications networks.

Textbook: Materials from following textbooks/sources might be useful for the project:

  • Cryptography and Network Security, Ed. 4, by William Stallings
  • Cryptography: Theory and Practice, Ed. 3 by Douglas R. Stinson
  • Cryptography Demystified, by John E. Hershey
  • Malicious Cryptography - Exposing Cryptovirology, by A. L. Young & M.Yung
  • Various Conference Papers, Journals, Standard Specifications and RFCs
  • Communication Network Security Lecture materials

Prerequisites: Students required to have a basic understanding of Computer Communications Networks, Operating Systems, Cryptography and Network Security, and knowledge of a programming language (Java, C, C++, Perl, …). Students can take this project along with Communication Network Security Lecture

Outline: Students should follow following roadmap to successfully complete the project:

  • Week 1: Problem Specification
  • Week 2: Background and State-of-the-Art (SOTA)
  • Week 3: Preparation of Description-of-Work (DOW) document (Problem Specification, Background, SOTA, Detailed Work Description, and Time Plan)
  • Week 4-5-6: Development of First Prototype
  • Week 7-8-9: Development of Second Prototype
  • Week 10-11-12: Development of Final Prototype
  • Week 13-14-15: Testing and Final Report

Grading: Description Of Work (25%), Prototype Implementation (50%) and Final Report (25%)


Students can pick a topic from the following tentative list. Details of the project topic will be discussed in the first week of the semester.


Topic 1: Authentication and Access Control for Android-based Smartphones

Language: English / German

Trainer: Arik Messerman, Aubrey-Derrick Schmidt

Description: TBD


Topic 2: Secure SMS for Android-based Smartphones

Language: English / German

Trainer: Aubrey-Derrick Schmidt , Leonid Batyuk

Description: TBD


Topic 3: Secure P2P Communication for Android-based Smartphones

Language: English / German

Trainer: Aubrey-Derrick Schmidt , Rainer Bye

Description: TBD


Topic 4: Context-based Security for Android-based Smartphones

Language: English / German

Trainer: Leonid Batyuk

Description: TBD



Dr. Seyit Ahmet Camtepe

Office: TEL 1409 (Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7)

Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00AM – 12:00AM (Tentative)