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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 personprof.dr. C.E.W. Hesselman
Externe Docent
prof.dr. C.E.W. Hesselman
Contactperson for the course
prof.dr. C.E.W. Hesselman
B.E. Khan
R. Yazdani
Academic year2021
Starting block
RemarksThe maximum of student who can register for the course is 35.
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes

After successful completion of 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 security systems for home networks that automatically block outgoing DDoS traffic. SSI will test your ability to understand, apply, and modify a few of these solutions.
SSI is a collaboration of the University of Twente and SIDN Labs (, the research team of the operator of the Netherlands’ top-level domain, .nl. SIDN Labs’ goal is to increase the trustworthiness of the Internet, for instance through SPIN [SPIN], an open source security system that protects the Internet and end-users from compromised IoT devices.

The study material for SSI consists of (1) scientific papers and IETF RFCs and (2) a hands-on lab assignment to measure the behavior of IoT devices and describe it through a device profile.
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
The teacher from SIDN Labs is Dr Elmer Lastdrager.

More information can be found here:
Assumed previous knowledge
Network Security (ET4397IN) or Internet Security (192654000)

We expect you to have a good understanding of network systems, for example by having followed the Network Systems course. You may need to read up on your networking skills if you are unfamiliar with terms and tools such as Wireshark, pcap files and tcpdump.
Participating study
Master Computer Science
Required materials
Recommended materials
Course material
The study material of SSI consists of academic papers and (draft) IETF standards (RFCs), the MUD RFC, and a GLiNet mini-router.
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes


Presence dutyYes


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