Credit points: 15
Due to the ubiquitous nature of mobile and wireless technology in our daily lives and business operation, ensuring wireless security is becoming a top priority. This subject explores the security vulnerabilities in wireless networks and cover the fundamental concepts of confidentiality, integrity and availability. The following key concepts will be covered: Wireless LAN Security - Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), Authentication Servers (RADIUS), 802.11i security standard; Securing Ad-Hoc Networks - MAC layer misbehaviour, secure routing protocols, types of attacks and solutions, key management, broadcast authentication.
SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorAbdun Mahmood
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Prerequisites Must have passed CSE5NEF or CSE5NSF and must be admitted into SMCYC or SMCYL or SMCYB or must obtain subject coordinator's approval.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Produce security risk assessment reports based on the identification and appraisal of various threats and attacks on wireless systems
- Students learn about various specific threats to wireless through lectures as well as practical exercises
02. Design solutions based on enterprise security requirements by analysis of the processes of authentication and encryption and examination of wireless security protocols
- Detailed analysis of wireless security protocols is covered in lectures. Various protocols are examined in virtual laboratory exercises
03. Critically analyse different wireless network security architectures and apply suitable settings for home, enterprises and public environments
- Different wireless security solutions applicable to a number of scenarios are discussed in lectures/modules.
04. Assess and evaluate potential and existing security risk levels and vulnerabilities in wireless systems
- Students learn about risk assessment for wireless in lectures.
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Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAbdun Mahmood
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 2.0 hours computer laboratory per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Two 45 minute online Tests (equivalent to 750 words each)||Quizzes consist of a mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions.||30||01, 02|
|One Practical assignment (equivalent to 2000 words)||20||01, 03, 04|
|One 2-hour final Exam (2,000 words equivalent)||50||03, 04|