Department of Computer Science and Engineering

CS6711 Security Lab


Network security consists of the policies and practices adopted to prevent and monitor unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of a computer network and network-accessible resources. Network security involves the authorization of access to data in a network, which is controlled by the network administrator. Users choose or are assigned an ID and password or other authenticating information that allows them access to information and programs within their authority. Network security covers a variety of computer networks, both public and private, that are used in everyday jobs; conducting transactions and communications among businesses, government agencies and individuals. Networks can be private, such as within a company, and others which might be open to public access. Network security is involved in organizations, enterprises, and other types of institutions. It does as its title explains: It secures the network, as well as protecting and overseeing operations being done. The most common and simple way of protecting a network resource is by assigning it a unique name and a corresponding password.

Scope of Security


Network security starts with Authentication, commonly with a username and a password. Since this requires just one detail authenticating the user name i.e., the password this is sometimes termed one-factor authentication. With two-factor authentication, something the user 'has' is also used (e.g., a security token or 'dongle', an ATM card, or a mobile phone) and with three-factor authentication, something the user 'is' is also used (e.g., a fingerprint or retinal scan).


Area in Sq.mts

250 Sq.m

Lab Incharge

1.Ms. INDRA PRIYADHARSHINI S, Assistant Professor

2.Mr. MADHU A , Assistant Professor

Technical Assistant