CYBER SECURITY PRINCIPLES

CSE5CSP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In the Internet era, industries and organisations need to be aware of, and be prepared to defend against threats and attacks. Stakeholders should be familiar with the basic principles and best practices of cyber security to better protect their businesses. In this subject, the principles, the state of the art, and strategies for the future of cyber security is explored thoroughly. The topics will focus on information security, ethical and legal practices, mitigating cyber vulnerabilities, and the process of incident response and analysis. The outline of the subject is targeted at ensuring the privacy, reliability, confidentiality and integrity of information systems. Cyber security is a very broad discipline, and therefore, this subject is only intended to cover the basics of the recent state of the art and leading cyber security topics.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAbdun Mahmood

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe key terms and concepts in cyber security, cyber law, intellectual property and cyber crime
02. Analyse approaches to security networks, firewalls, intrusion detection systems and intrusion prevention systems
03. Formulate approaches for incident analysis, risk management in cyber space and incident response
04. Describe various software design practices and principles of web security

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAbdun Mahmood

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h computer laboratory per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2 x online tests (30 mins each, equivalent to 500 words each)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
1 x 2.5 hour lab practical exam (equivalent to 2500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 3-hour final exam (equivalent to 3000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, LTU Term 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAbdun Mahmood

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 2 - 7
One 4.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.
Wednesdays 4 hour block online

LectureWeek: 2 - 7
One 4.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.
Mondays 4 hour block online

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2 x online tests (30 mins each, equivalent to 500 words each)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
1 x 2.5 hour lab practical exam (equivalent to 2500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
One 3-hour final exam (equivalent to 3000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4