DATA NETWORK SECURITY

CSE5DNS

2019

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-ordinatorAbdun Mahmood

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed CSE5NEF or CSE5NSF and must be admitted into SMCYC or SMCYL or SMCYB or obtain subject coordinator's approval.

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:
Lecture/module materials, case studies, discussions, worked examples, role plays, laboratory problems.

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

Activities:
Lecture/module materials, case studies, discussions, worked examples, laboratory problems.

03. Examine and test important security tools and applications.

Activities:
Lecture/module materials, discussions, worked examples, role plays, laboratory problems.

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

Activities:
Lecture/module materials, case studies, discussions, worked examples, role plays.

05. Compare and analyse the operation of firewalls and intrusion detection systems to improve threat detection.

Activities:
Lecture/module materials, case studies, discussions, worked examples, laboratory problems.

06. Analyse system/network vulnerabilities to improve network design.

Activities:
Lecture/module materials, discussions, worked examples, laboratory problems.

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Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAbdun Mahmood

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Six 4.0 hours lecture every two weeks on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 10 - 22
Six 4.0 hours computer laboratory every two weeks on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report and analysis on security algorithms (equivalent to 1000 words)Students are given two weeks to complete this assessment task.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two 45 minute online tests (750 words each)Two online tests are conducted in conjunction with practical work of this subject in week 6 and week 11 respectively. Students are given feedback once they submit their answers online.30 01, 02, 03
One final 2-hour exam (2000 words equivalent)2-hours exam is conducted during university central exam period.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2019, Summer 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAbdun Mahmood

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 45
Six 4.0 hours lecture every two weeks on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Computer Laboratory Week: 45
Six 4.0 hours computer laboratory every two weeks on any day including weekend during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report and analysis on security algorithms (equivalent to 1000 words)Students are given two weeks to complete this assessment task.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two 45 minute online tests (750 words each)Two online tests are conducted in conjunction with practical work of this subject in week 6 and week 11 respectively. Students are given feedback once they submit their answers online.30 01, 02, 03
One final 2-hour exam (2000 words equivalent)2-hours exam is conducted during university central exam period.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAbdun Mahmood

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Twelve 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Consists of online readings, resources and self-check tests. for sefl-directed study. All materials will be available asynchronously on the LMS."

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Ten 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Synchronous online practical tutorial supported by practical notes and reading material on the LMS."

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Two 7.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"A compulsory practical workshop of 2 days at the end of the semester will be offered for all off campus students."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report and analysis on security algorithms (equivalent to 1000 words)Students are given two weeks to complete this assessment task.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two 45 minute online tests (750 words each)Two online tests are conducted in conjunction with practical work of this subject in week 6 and week 11 respectively. Students are given feedback once they submit their answers online.30 01, 02, 03
One final 2-hour exam (2000 words equivalent)2-hours exam is conducted during university central exam period.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2019, Summer 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAbdun Mahmood

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 45
Twelve 2.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.
"Consists of online readings, resources and self-check tests. for sefl-directed study. All materials will be available asynchronously on the LMS."

Practical Week: 45
Ten 1.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.
"Synchronous online practical tutorial supported by practical notes and reading material on the LMS."

Practical Week: 45
Two 7.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via online.
"A compulsory practical workshop of 2 days at the end of the semester will be offered for all off campus students."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written report and analysis on security algorithms (equivalent to 1000 words)Students are given two weeks to complete this assessment task.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Two 45 minute online tests (750 words each)Two online tests are conducted in conjunction with practical work of this subject in week 6 and week 11 respectively. Students are given feedback once they submit their answers online.30 01, 02, 03
One final 2-hour exam (2000 words equivalent)2-hours exam is conducted during university central exam period.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06