Security and Support in IT G (6689.7)
|Faculty:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Technology|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 2 DR Yibe ALEM (Ph: +61 2 62068309 ) ON-CAMPUS
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This unit teaches the principles and practice of IT system support and security management. Topics include desktop computer support, server computer support, helpdesk operation, cryptography and its application, software security, network security, operating system security, trusted computing and multilevel security, privacy issues, and professionalism and professional ethics. The unit provides students with a sound knowledge of IT infrastructure and security. It also provides students with the skills of daily operation, i.e., the support and management of these systems. In addition, the unit promotes and strengthens important generic skills, such as communication, analysis and inquiry, problem solving, independent and group working, and professionalism and social responsibility.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe the basic concepts of various encryption algorithms and choose appropriate encryption algorithms for applications;
2. Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise security threats, such as malicious software and DOS, and apply appropriate counter measures, such as firewall, multiple security models, and authentication and authorisation;
3. Plan and execute the basic tasks in managing IT infrastructure in a hypothetical or real case scenario, including desktop and server and computers, network, helpdesk operation, and security;
4. Perform independent research to deepen the understanding in a specific area or keep the pace with latest development in the fields; and
5. Further strengthen important generic skills, such as communication, analysis and inquiry, problem solving, independent and group working, and professionalism and social responsibility.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 2, 2019
- Semester 2, 2018
Up to 3 hours per week, 2L + 1T.
Assumed Knowledge: basic understanding of IT systems, including computer hardware, network, operating systems, storage media, database, and programming.
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