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Course module: 201700083
Security Services for the Internet of Things
Course info
Course module201700083
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. C.E.W. Hesselman
Contactperson for the course
dr. C.E.W. Hesselman
dr. C.E.W. Hesselman
Lecturer A. Pras
Academic year2018
Starting block
RemarksExaminer of this course is Cristian Hesselman
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Learning goals
After successful completion of Security Services for the IoT (SSI) you will:
  • Understand IoT concepts and applications, security threats, technical solutions, and a few relevant standardization efforts in the IETF
  • Be able to analyze network traffic of IoT devices and create device profiles that describe this behavior
  • Understand the operational business of DNS operators and the impact the IoT may have on them (industry perspective)
SSI also contributes to your skills to independently carry out research projects and to develop services and systems.
SSI provides you with an overview of current IoT security challenges and technical solutions to address them, for instance using profiles that describe the behavior of IoT devices, measurement systems, and “reverse firewalls” that block outgoing DDoS traffic. SSI will test your ability to understand, apply, and modify a few of these solutions.
SSI is a collaboration between the University of Twente and SIDN Labs ( SIDN Labs will provide the study material for SSI, which will consist of (1) a set of scientific papers and (draft) IETF RFCs for everyone to study and present and (2) a hands-on exercise to measure the behavior of IoT devices and describe it in a device profile. SIDN Labs will be providing a mini-router with experimental software to use, which is yours to keep.
Topics covered:
  • Overview of IoT concepts and applications
  • IoT security threats
  • Device description languages
  • IoT and threat measurement systems
  • Mitigation functions
IoT standardization in the IETF
Assumed previous knowledge
Network Security (ET4397IN) or Internet Security (192654000)
Master Computer Science
Required materials
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes


Presence dutyYes

Assignment(s) and oral exam

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