NETWORKS SYSTEMS AND WEB SECURITY

CSE3NSW

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject begins with an overview of the Open Systens Interconnection (OSI) architecture and security attacks on system services, and a discussion of different existing security mechanisms. The main focus includes cryptography, system security, network and web security. The students learn: (1) cryptographic algorithms and protocols, underlying network security applications including single-key and public-key encryption methods, hash functions, digital signartures and key exchange; (2) intrusion detection systems and firewalls that can be used to protect a computer system from security threats, such as intruders, viruses, and worm; (3) the use of cryptographic algorithms and security protocols for providing network and internet security in terms of user authentication/identification, IP security and Web security.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSomnath Ghosh

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CSE2NEF or equivalent

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CSE42FNS, CSE3NSS, CSE4FNS, CSE5NSW AND students enrolled in any Graduate Diploma or Masters by Coursework course.

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply the methodologies in regard to system-level security issues, including the threat of and counter-measures for intruders and viruses, and the use of firewalls and trusted systems.

Activities:
Two (1-hour) lectures on the topics of security attacks, security serivces and the OSI model. Two lectures on intrusion detection and malicious software. Two lectures on firewalls and tursted systems. Four (1-hour) associated tutorial sessions where students are given short and application problem statements and they are required to apply the technologies learned in class in relation to the problem statements.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Discipline-specific GCs
Creative Problem-solving

02. Describe cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.

Activities:
Three lectures on conventioanl (single-key) encryption. 1.5 lectures on message confidentiality. Three lectures on public-key cryptography. 1.5 lectures on message authenticaiton. Two associated tutorial sessions for each of the topics: Single-key Encryption, Hash Functions, Digital Signatures, and Key Exchange. In each topic students will be given short and application problem statements for discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy
Inquiry/ Research
Discipline-specific GCs
Writing
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving

03. Identify techniques for analysing security and privacy issues by using important network security tools and applications, including Kerberos, PGP, and IPSec, SSL/TLS.

Activities:
Three lectures on authentication applications and Kerberos. Three lectures on X.509 and PGP. Three lectures on IP security and web security. Two associated tutorial sessions for each of the topics: Kerberos, PGP, IPSec, and SSL/TLS. In each topic students will be given short and application problem statements for discussions.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research
Critical Thinking
Creative Problem-solving
Writing
Discipline-specific GCs

04. Identify possible risks and ethical and social considerations relevant to information privacy and security issues.

Activities:
Two tutorial sessions discuss ethical and social issues in relation to information security using two ethical case studies (Case #3 and #16) from the Australian Computer Society.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Dandenong, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSomnath Ghosh

Class requirements

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
First mid-term problem solving test (700 word equiv)To be conducted in Week 4. This test is scheduled early in the semester and has a small weightage to encourage the students to engage in learning on a regular basis.10 01, 02
In Class Weekly Workshop Assessment (500 word equiv)Conducted on a weekly basis.10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2 hour examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.60 01, 02, 03, 04
Second mid-term problem solving test (1300 word equiv)To be conducted in Week 9.20 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSomnath Ghosh

Class requirements

Practical Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
First mid-term problem solving test (700 word equiv)To be conducted in Week 4. This test is scheduled early in the semester and has a small weightage to encourage the students to engage in learning on a regular basis.10 01, 02
In Class Weekly Workshop Assessment (500 word equiv)Conducted on a weekly basis.10 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2 hour examinationHurdle requirement: To pass the subject, a pass in the examination is mandatory.60 01, 02, 03, 04
Second mid-term problem solving test (1300 word equiv)To be conducted in Week 9.20 01, 02, 03, 04