DATA SECURITY AND INFORMATION ASSURANCE
Credit points: 15
This subject will cover basic aspects of information and data security including integrity models, message authentication, authentication tools, access controls and cryptography. Topics will focus on data assurance and prevention methods including data integrity methods. This subject also covers basic cyber-attack defenses such as firewalls.
SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Introduction to Computer Security||Prescribed||Matt Bishop, 2016||Addison-Wesley|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Examine and analyse access controls in computer systems
- Lectures will look at new and existing access control techniques. There will be opportunity to use various testing tools to explore these concepts in a laboratory environment.
02. Apply well developed knowledge and skills to safeguard data, systems and networks
- Lectures and laboratory sessions will explore various authentication techniques used in current environments and learn about data integrity methods used to protect data.
03. Analyse data security threats using simulation tools
- Laboratory sessions will provide the environment to explore simulated cyber threats using various testing tools.
04. Examine data privacy and cryptography controls to protect data
- In lectures we will discuss 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.
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Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Written Report on Access controls and data protection mechanisms (equivalent to 500 words)||10||01, 02|
|Presentation and written Report on Security threats and Cryptograph controls (equiv to 1000 words)||20||03, 04|
|Group written submission on a Cybersecurity case study on information security (equiv to 1000 words)||20||03, 04|
|One 2-hour final exam (equivalent to 2000 words)||50||01, 02, 03, 04|