NETWORK SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS

CSE5NSF

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will explore methods of securing modern networks with a particular focus on TCP/IP based systems. Students will develop an understanding of modern tools and techniques that can be deployed to secure a network.


SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorOmaru Maruatona

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into SMCYC or SMCYL or SMCYB or must obtain subject coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse current network security issues and design mitigation strategies through technical and business processes.

Activities:
Students to listen to lectures, discuss case studies, read/watch videos about concepts of network security requirements and mitigation strategies. They then apply their learning by engaging in a moderated online forum discussion.

02. Communicate various network vulnerabilities and justify their subsequent remedy via the use of appropriate countermeasures.

Activities:
Students to read about network vulnerabilities and will be provided with various case scenarios to determine solutions and their application to practice. They then apply their learning by engaging in a moderated online forum discussion.

03. Create appropriate policy, guidelines and procedures for the deployment of network security countermeasures.

Activities:
Students to interact with lectures, discuss case studies, read/watch videos so as to understand how to create appropriate policy, guidelines and procedures for the deployment of network security countermeasures. They then apply their learning by developing such policy, guidelines and procedures.

04. Evaluate emerging network security issues and recommend appropriate solutions.

Activities:
Students to engage with lectures, discuss case studies, read/watch videos about contracts and service agreements. They then apply their learning by engaging in a moderated online forum discussion.

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Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorOmaru Maruatona

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*
Network security requirements and mitigation strategies discussion forum (500 words equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss network security requirements and mitigation strategies concepts. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion. 10 01
Network vulnerabilities forum (500 words equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss network vulnerabilities. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion10 02
Network security management program report (2000 words equivalent)Development of a network security management program with policies and procedures and discussion of its applicability.40 01, 02, 03
1 closed book practical test x 2 hours (2000 words equivalent)With a focus on emerging network security issues and recommend appropriate solutions. To be given in last lecture (or for off campus students at end of 2 day compulsory residential workshop)40 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2019, Summer 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorOmaru Maruatona

Class requirements

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.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Network security requirements and mitigation strategies discussion forum (500 words equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss network security requirements and mitigation strategies concepts. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion. 10 01
Network vulnerabilities forum (500 words equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss network vulnerabilities. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion10 02
Network security management program report (2000 words equivalent)Development of a network security management program with policies and procedures and discussion of its applicability.40 01, 02, 03
1 closed book practical test x 2 hours (2000 words equivalent)With a focus on emerging network security issues and recommend appropriate solutions. To be given in last lecture (or for off campus students at end of 2 day compulsory residential workshop)40 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorOmaru Maruatona

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, reading and self-check tests, for self-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 blended.
"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 face-to-face.
"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*
Network security requirements and mitigation strategies discussion forum (500 words equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss network security requirements and mitigation strategies concepts. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion. 10 01
Network vulnerabilities forum (500 words equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss network vulnerabilities. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion10 02
Network security management program report (2000 words equivalent)Development of a network security management program with policies and procedures and discussion of its applicability.40 01, 02, 03
1 closed book practical test x 2 hours (2000 words equivalent)With a focus on emerging network security issues and recommend appropriate solutions. To be given in last lecture (or for off campus students at end of 2 day compulsory residential workshop)40 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2019, Summer 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorOmaru Maruatona

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, reading and self-check tests, for self-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 blended.
"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 face-to-face.
"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*
Network security requirements and mitigation strategies discussion forum (500 words equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss network security requirements and mitigation strategies concepts. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion. 10 01
Network vulnerabilities forum (500 words equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss network vulnerabilities. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion10 02
Network security management program report (2000 words equivalent)Development of a network security management program with policies and procedures and discussion of its applicability.40 01, 02, 03
1 closed book practical test x 2 hours (2000 words equivalent)With a focus on emerging network security issues and recommend appropriate solutions. To be given in last lecture (or for off campus students at end of 2 day compulsory residential workshop)40 01, 02, 03, 04