Computer and Network Security (8019.5)
|Level:||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Discipline:||Academic Program Area - Technology|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 2 MR Ibrahim ELGENDI (Ph: ) ON-CAMPUS
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Recent times have seen a proliferation of digital devices and the subsequent concern for the security of information. This unit introduces students to the basic principles and practices of computer and information security. Focus will be on the software, operating system and network security techniques with detailed analysis of real-world examples. Topics include cryptography, authentication, software and operating system security, network security, mobile security, and legal and ethical issues. 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:
1. Describe basic cryptographic functionality, including symmetric ciphers, public key encryption, and digital signatures;
2. Evaluate the security of systems that use cryptography and secure communication techniques;
3. Identify the vulnerability of information systems and justify specific security technologies, settings, and parameters that can improve system security design;
4. Describe existing secure network architectures by applying security technologies such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and malicious software scanners; and
5. Discuss how privacy and social engineering issues can impact system design.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 2, 2020
- Semester 2, 2019
- Semester 2, 2018
- UC - Global Business College of Australia, Melbourne
Up to 3 hours per week, 2L + 1T.
4483 Software Technology 1
IT skills commensurate with advanced study of information technology are assumed.
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- 706AA Bachelor of Business Informatics
- ETB001 Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
- ITB101 Bachelor of Engineering Technology
- 106JA Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering
- 344JA Bachelor of Engineering in Network and Software Engineering (Honours)
- 322HG Bachelor of Information Technology
- 322AA Bachelor of Information Technology
- 938AA Bachelor of Information Technology in Mainframe Computing
- 815AA Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Commerce
- 392AB Bachelor of Science
- 560AA Bachelor of Software Engineering
- 838AA Bachelor of Software Engineering/Bachelor of Business Informatics
- 157JA Bachelor of Sport Coaching and Exercise Science/Bachelor of Information Technology
- 277JA Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science/Bachelor of Information Technology
- MJ0161 Major in Mainframe Computing (Restricted)
- MJ0158 Major in Network Engineering
- MJ0262 Major in Network Engineering
- MJ0293 Major in Software Engineering (BIT) (18cp) (Restricted)
- MJ0107 Major in Software Engineering (BIT) (Restricted)
- MN0166 Minor in Computer Security
- MN0172 Minor in Network Computing
- MN0178 Minor in Network Engineering
- SM0056 Specialist Major in Cybersecurity and System Administration
- SM0054 Specialist Major in Engineering Technology
- SM0061 Specialist Major in Network and Software Engineering