NETWORKS, SYSTEMS AND WEB SECURITY

CSE5NSW

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an overview of security attacks on system and network services and discusses different security mechanisms. The main focus of the subject is cryptography and its application in systems, networks and web security. You will learn about cryptographic algorithms and protocols, and the underlying network security applications. Intrusion detection systems and firewalls will be explored and you will learn how to use the cryptographic algorithms and security protocols that provide network and internet security.


SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKhoa Phan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CSE5NEF OR admission in one of the following courses: SMIT or SMITCN or SMICT or SMCSC or SGCS or SGIT or SMTNE or SMINCT or SMICTB.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CSE3NSW AND Students in the following courses are not permitted to enrol: SBCS, SBIT, SBCSGT, SVCSE, SZCSC, SBITP and SBBIY.

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse systems and networks to identify security flaws, vulnerabilities and design access control mechanisms.

Activities:
Reading assignment + lectures

02. Analyse and apply cryptographic algorithms and their underlying mathematical structures.

Activities:
Reading assignment + lectures + discussion and problem solving exercises in workshops

03. Critically review important security tools and applications.

Activities:
Reading assignment + lectures + discussion and problem solving exercises in workshops

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

Activities:
Reading assignment + lectures + discussion in workshops

05. Critically review and analyse the current security protocols.

Activities:
Reading assignment + lectures

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKhoa Phan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 32 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In class weekly workshop assessment (1000 words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour examination (2500 words equivalent)To pass the subject, students must pass the exam60 02, 03, 04, 05
Mid-term problem-solving test (1000 words equivalent)Duration: 60 minutes. To be conducted in week 7 or 8. 25 02, 03

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKhoa Phan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 11 - 22
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
In class weekly workshop assessment (1000 words equivalent)15 01, 02, 03, 04
One 2-hour examination (2500 words equivalent)To pass the subject, students must pass the exam60 02, 03, 04, 05
Mid-term problem-solving test (1000 words equivalent)Duration: 60 minutes. To be conducted in week 7 or 8. 25 02, 03