NETWORKS, SYSTEMS AND WEB SECURITY

CSE3NWX

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject begins with an overview of the Open Systems 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 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.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SBAIO or SBACTO and must have passed CSE2NFX and CSE2CNX

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNetwork Security Essentials: Applications and Standards, Global Edition (6e)PrescribedStallings W. 2016Pearson
ReadingsNetworks, systems and web securityRecommendedDidasko Digital, 2018Didasko

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Evaluate and apply system-level security methodologies, including the threat of and counter-measures for intruders and viruses, and the use of firewalls and trusted systems to protect networks and computer system.

Activities:
Online chapters from the prescribed textbook. Online modules and webinars on security attacks, security services and the OSI model. Self- checking open-ended questions to support the activities.

02. Evaluate and apply cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange to provide network and internet security.

Activities:
Online chapters from the prescribed textbook. Online modules and webinars on authentication encryption and cryptography. Knowledge assessed via online quizzes and self-paced online activities.

03. Analyse security and privacy issues by using important network security tools and applications, including Kerberos, PGP, and IPSec, SSL/TLS to protect the network and computer system.

Activities:
Online chapters from the prescribed textbook. Online modules and webinars on authentication applications and kerberos. Knowledge assessed via online quizzes and self-paced online activities.

04. Investigate possible risks, ethical and social considerations relevant to information privacy and security issues in networking.

Activities:
Online modules and webinars on ethical and social issues. Knowledge assessed via online quizzes and self-paced online activities.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSomnath Ghosh

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 13
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 02 to week 13 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report on firewalls and trusted systems (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on firewalls and trusted systems.15 01
Written report on cryptography (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.15 02
Practical scenario-based assignment on security tools and applications (equivalent to 1500 words)A practical scenario-based report on analysing security and privacy issues using important network security tools and applications.35 03
Online test (90 minutes) (equivalent to 1500 words)Multiple-choice and/or short answer questions test that covers the theoretical knowledge35 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSomnath Ghosh

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 06 - 17
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 06 to week 17 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report on firewalls and trusted systems (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on firewalls and trusted systems.15 01
Written report on cryptography (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.15 02
Practical scenario-based assignment on security tools and applications (equivalent to 1500 words)A practical scenario-based report on analysing security and privacy issues using important network security tools and applications.35 03
Online test (90 minutes) (equivalent to 1500 words)Multiple-choice and/or short answer questions test that covers the theoretical knowledge35 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSomnath Ghosh

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 21
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report on firewalls and trusted systems (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on firewalls and trusted systems.15 01
Written report on cryptography (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.15 02
Practical scenario-based assignment on security tools and applications (equivalent to 1500 words)A practical scenario-based report on analysing security and privacy issues using important network security tools and applications.35 03
Online test (90 minutes) (equivalent to 1500 words)Multiple-choice and/or short answer questions test that covers the theoretical knowledge35 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 4, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 14 - 25
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 14 to week 25 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report on firewalls and trusted systems (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on firewalls and trusted systems.15 01
Written report on cryptography (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.15 02
Practical scenario-based assignment on security tools and applications (equivalent to 1500 words)A practical scenario-based report on analysing security and privacy issues using important network security tools and applications.35 03
Online test (90 minutes) (equivalent to 1500 words)Multiple-choice and/or short answer questions test that covers the theoretical knowledge35 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 5, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 19 - 30
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 19 to week 30 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report on firewalls and trusted systems (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on firewalls and trusted systems.15 01
Written report on cryptography (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.15 02
Practical scenario-based assignment on security tools and applications (equivalent to 1500 words)A practical scenario-based report on analysing security and privacy issues using important network security tools and applications.35 03
Online test (90 minutes) (equivalent to 1500 words)Multiple-choice and/or short answer questions test that covers the theoretical knowledge35 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 6, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 23 - 34
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 23 to week 34 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report on firewalls and trusted systems (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on firewalls and trusted systems.15 01
Written report on cryptography (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.15 02
Practical scenario-based assignment on security tools and applications (equivalent to 1500 words)A practical scenario-based report on analysing security and privacy issues using important network security tools and applications.35 03
Online test (90 minutes) (equivalent to 1500 words)Multiple-choice and/or short answer questions test that covers the theoretical knowledge35 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 7, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 27 - 38
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report on firewalls and trusted systems (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on firewalls and trusted systems.15 01
Written report on cryptography (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.15 02
Practical scenario-based assignment on security tools and applications (equivalent to 1500 words)A practical scenario-based report on analysing security and privacy issues using important network security tools and applications.35 03
Online test (90 minutes) (equivalent to 1500 words)Multiple-choice and/or short answer questions test that covers the theoretical knowledge35 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 8, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 32 - 43
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report on firewalls and trusted systems (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on firewalls and trusted systems.15 01
Written report on cryptography (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.15 02
Practical scenario-based assignment on security tools and applications (equivalent to 1500 words)A practical scenario-based report on analysing security and privacy issues using important network security tools and applications.35 03
Online test (90 minutes) (equivalent to 1500 words)Multiple-choice and/or short answer questions test that covers the theoretical knowledge35 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 9, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 36 - 47
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 47 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report on firewalls and trusted systems (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on firewalls and trusted systems.15 01
Written report on cryptography (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.15 02
Practical scenario-based assignment on security tools and applications (equivalent to 1500 words)A practical scenario-based report on analysing security and privacy issues using important network security tools and applications.35 03
Online test (90 minutes) (equivalent to 1500 words)Multiple-choice and/or short answer questions test that covers the theoretical knowledge35 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 10, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 41 - 52
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 41 to week 52 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report on firewalls and trusted systems (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on firewalls and trusted systems.15 01
Written report on cryptography (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.15 02
Practical scenario-based assignment on security tools and applications (equivalent to 1500 words)A practical scenario-based report on analysing security and privacy issues using important network security tools and applications.35 03
Online test (90 minutes) (equivalent to 1500 words)Multiple-choice and/or short answer questions test that covers the theoretical knowledge35 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 11, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report on firewalls and trusted systems (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on firewalls and trusted systems.15 01
Written report on cryptography (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.15 02
Practical scenario-based assignment on security tools and applications (equivalent to 1500 words)A practical scenario-based report on analysing security and privacy issues using important network security tools and applications.35 03
Online test (90 minutes) (equivalent to 1500 words)Multiple-choice and/or short answer questions test that covers the theoretical knowledge35 02, 03, 04

Online (Didasko), 2019, Study Block 12, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 49
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day in week 49 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report on firewalls and trusted systems (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on firewalls and trusted systems.15 01
Written report on cryptography (equivalent to 750 words)A practical scenario-based report on cryptographic algorithms and protocols underlying network security applications, including encryption, hash functions, digital signatures, and key exchange.15 02
Practical scenario-based assignment on security tools and applications (equivalent to 1500 words)A practical scenario-based report on analysing security and privacy issues using important network security tools and applications.35 03
Online test (90 minutes) (equivalent to 1500 words)Multiple-choice and/or short answer questions test that covers the theoretical knowledge35 02, 03, 04