This unit will provide students with an understanding of: OSI security architecture; common information risks and requirements; operation of encryption techniques; digital signatures; public key infrastructure; authentication and non-repudiation; intrusion detection and response; firewall defence; privacy and ethics issues; security configurations to PC-based applications; and design of information systems with security compliance and security standards and protocols.
2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk
For on campus students, workload commitments are:
You will need to allocate up to 8 hours per week on average for personal study (study guide, textbook, lecture notes and tutorial), attending newsgroup discussion and working on assignments.
CPE3001, CPE2007, CSE2500, GCO2831, FIT2058, FIT3018, FIT4028, GCO4831
Abdul Malik Khan
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%
|Assessment Task||Value||Due Date|
|Assignment 1||20%||15 April 2011|
|Assignment 2||20%||27 May 2011|
|Examination 1||60%||To be advised|
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The software used in this unit is available in public domain. The software is PGP encryption software which is available at:
|0||21/02/11||No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0|
|1||28/02/11||OSI Security Architecture|
|7||11/04/11||Electronic Mail Security||15 April 2011 (assignment 1 due)|
|Mid semester break|
|9||02/05/11||Intrusion Detection and Response|
|10||09/05/11||Malicious Software Attack|
|12||23/05/11||Network Management||27 May 2011 (assignment 2 due)|
|30/05/11||SWOT VAC||No formal assessment is undertaken SWOT VAC|
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