DATA NETWORK SECURITY

CSE5DNS

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject begins with an overview of security attacks on system and network services, and a discussion of different existing security mechanisms. The main focus includes cryptography and its application in systems, networks 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 signatures 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.  Students will also learn advanced information security through research papers, including mathematical cryptanalysis on single-key and public-key encryption algorithms.

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 CSE5NEF

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CSE5NSW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse system / network security and identify security flaws in a system / network.

Activities:
tba
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

02. Analyse cryptographic algorithms (encryption, hash functions, digital signature, key exchange etc.) and the underlying mathematical structures.

Activities:
tba
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

03. Review and test important security tools and applications such as Kerberos, PGP, IPsec and SSL/TLS.

Activities:
tba
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
tba
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

05. Review and analyse the functions and operation of firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

Activities:
tba
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

06. Analyse system / network vulnerability and design access control mechanisms.

Activities:
tba
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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