NETWORK SECURITY FUNDAMENTALS

CSE5NSF

2021

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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

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. Analyse current network security issues and design mitigation strategies through technical and business processes.
02. Communicate various network vulnerabilities and justify their subsequent remedy via the use of appropriate countermeasures.
03. Create appropriate policy, guidelines and procedures for the deployment of network security countermeasures.
04. Evaluate emerging network security issues and recommend appropriate solutions.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h computer laboratory per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory ClassWeek: 2 - 6
Four 1.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 6 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

Network vulnerabilities forum (500 words equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss network vulnerabilities. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2

Network security management program report (2000 words equivalent)Development of a network security management program with policies and procedures and discussion of its applicability.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

1 closed book practical test x 2 hours (2000 words equivalent)With a focus on emerging network security issues and recommend appropriate solutions.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

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

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 2 - 6
Four 1.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 6 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 2 - 7
Four 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% 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.

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

Network vulnerabilities forum (500 words equivalent)Students to use online forum to discuss network vulnerabilities. Marking rubric to specify the structure of the forum discussion

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2

Network security management program report (2000 words equivalent)Development of a network security management program with policies and procedures and discussion of its applicability.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

1 closed book practical test x 2 hours (2000 words equivalent)With a focus on emerging network security issues and recommend appropriate solutions.

N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4