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Protocol processing and security

Individual course

Max amount of FITech students: 40

Persons without a valid study right to a Finnish university or univeristy of applied sciences have preference to this course.

The course covers protocol engineering and design, protocol processing system design and implementation for a given application, interdomain routing in the Internet and protocol processing in routers, the DNS system and its vulnerabilities, threats to the security of the Internet routing system and how to mitigate them. In terms of protocols, the course focuses on IP, IPv6 and BGP protocols.

After the course the participants will have developed an understanding of characteristic protocol processing functionality needed in protocols designed for environments with intermediate stations between source and destination devices. The participants will understand the critical importance of protocol processing system implementations in data transportation intensive networks. Participants will have the protocol engineering understanding necessary in specifying protocols for given target applications. Participants will be knowledgeable in the security threats faced by the Internet core routing system and the DNS system and have an understanding in mitigating these threats. Case studies and project work focus on the internet core routing system.

Course materials

Scientific publications and online resources; exact details provided during the course

Completion methods

Exercise(s) and either 1) individual or group programming project and project report or 2) independently written reports and final independently written course report

More information in the University of Turku study guide.

Network technology protocols protocol engineering internet routing cyber security

Responsible teacher

Turun yliopisto
Seppo Virtanen , Dr.

Further information about courses and studying

Turun yliopisto
Elina Rauhala

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Monica Sandberg , Student services specialist
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Course code:
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Host university:
University of Turku
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
Basics of computer network technology (especially basics of TCP and IP), programming skills for the students who select the programming project option
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