Communication Security (Modul D)

Higher education teachers: Umek Anton
Credits: 5
Semester: winter
Subject code: 64677

Subject description


  • Enrollment.

Content (Syllabus outline):

Introduction: cryptography from ancient times to modern era.

Information security risks and current data security objectives: confidentiality/privacy, authenticity, data integrity and non-repudiation.

Symetric cryptographic algorithms: substitution ciphers, transposition ciphers and standard symmetric cryptographic algorithms DES and AES.

Asymetric cryptographic algorithms RSA and Diffie-Hellman´s secure key exchange protocol.

Digital signature algorithms and hash functions.

Digital certificates and public key management.

Internet communication security algorithms and protocols from physical to application layer.

Communication security in WLAN and mobile wireless networks: GSM, TETRA, UMTS and LTE.

Objectives and competences:

Learning about basic cryptographic mechanisms and concepts.

Learning and use of the standard cryptographic algorithms and protocols.

Knowledge of the available mobile network security mechanisms inside the general layered telecommunication model.

Intended learning outcomes:

Understanding the basic cryptographic mechanisms. Knowledge of the standard encryption algorithms and secure telecommunication protocols. Security awareness in modern communication.

Learning and teaching methods:

Lectures and practical laboratory work.

Study materials


  1. Anton Umek: Varne komunikacije, študijsko gradivo 2011/2012.
  3. Sašo Tomažič: Varnost informacijsko komunikacijskih sistemov, 2013, spletno gradivo VIKS.pdf
  4. Man Young Rhee: Wireless Mobile Internet Security, 2nd. Edition, Wiley 2013.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Control Engineering
  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Electronics
  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Power Engineering Technology and System Automation
  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Information and Communication Technologies
  • 3 year - 1st cycle - Applied Electrical Engineering - Quality Engineering