CYBER SECURITY PRINCIPLES

CSE5CSP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In the Internet era, industries and organisations need to be aware of, and be prepared to defend against threats and attacks. Stakeholders should be familiar with the basic principles and best practices of cyber security to better protect their businesses. In this subject, the principles, the state of the art, and strategies for the future of cyber security is explored thoroughly. The topics will focus on information security, ethical and legal practices, mitigating cyber vulnerabilities, and the process of incident response and analysis. The outline of the subject is targeted at ensuring the privacy, reliability, confidentiality and integrity of information systems. Cyber security is a very broad discipline, and therefore, this subject is only intended to cover the basics of the recent state of the art and leading cyber security topics.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: SMCYC, SMCYL, SMCYB, SMCYCO, SHEOOA, SMCYLO, SMCYBO.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe key terms and concepts in cyber security, cyber law, intellectual property and cyber crime

Activities:
Three 2 hour lecture on basic practices of cyber security to better protect their businesses. Students will learn about intellectual property and how to respond to cyber incidents. Students use various technology platforms to test and practice cyber defence mechanisms.

02. Analyse approaches to security networks, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and intrusion prevention systems

Activities:
Two 2 hour lectures on existing intrusion detection techniques, how firewalls protect attacks on computer systems, and network security. These concepts will be practiced and tested in a laboratory environment using various testing tools.

03. Articulate approaches for incident analysis, risk management in cyber space and incident response

Activities:
Two 2 hour lectures on cyber incident analysis and response, including reporting cyber incidence, recovery, and post incident response will be discussed. Students will design and develop incident reports and response report during laboratory practice.

04. Describe various software design practices and principles of web security

Activities:
Two 2 hour lectures on software design principles, design and architecture of software, testing of software, integrating of security in software design will be discussed

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City Campus, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two online tests (30 mins each) 500 words each20 01, 02
One lab practical exam (2,500 words)30 01, 02, 03
One 3-hour final exam50 01, 03, 04

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAbdun Mahmood

Class requirements

Lecture
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.

Computer Laboratory
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two online tests (30 mins each) 500 words each020 01, 02
One simulated design assessment (2,500 words)030 01, 02, 03
One 750-word report and 2-min video presentation (total 900 words equiv)Report on risk assessment of an organisation. Report = 10% Video = 5% 015 01, 03, 04
One 750-word report Report on evaluation of security of software design.010
One 1200 word report and 2 min video presentation (total 1350 words equiv)Report on recommended solutions to address cybersecurity needs. Report = 20%; Video = 5%025

Online, 2018, Online StudyPeriod 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAbdun Mahmood

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 28 - 34
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Computer Laboratory Week: 28 - 34
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 28 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Two online tests (30 mins each) 500 words each020 01, 02
One simulated design assessment (2,500-words)030 01, 02, 03
One 750-word report and 2-min video presentation (total 900 words)Report on risk assessment of an organisation. Report = 10% Video = 5% 015 01, 03, 04
One 750-word report Report on evaluation of security of software design.010
One 1,200-word report and 2-min video presentation (total 1,350-words)Report on recommended solutions to address cybersecurity needs. Report = 20%; Video = 5%025