cse2sia data security and information assurance




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CSE1ICB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroduction to Computer SecurityPrescribedMatt Bishop, 2016Addison-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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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 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.

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 31 - 43
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.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Written Report on Access controls and data protection mechanisms (equivalent to 500 words)1001, 02
Presentation and written Report on Security threats and Cryptograph controls (equiv to 1000 words)2003, 04
Group written submission on a Cybersecurity case study on information security (equiv to 1000 words)2003, 04
One 2-hour final exam (equivalent to 2000 words)5001, 02, 03, 04