Courses & Units

Secure Web Programming KIT202

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit provides students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to develop an application system that uses a web interface to a back-end database. The unit assumes a sound basic knowledge of programming and database concepts and skills as developed in the introductory units in these areas. The emphasis in the unit is on mastery of the key concepts and the basic knowledge and skills required to build this kind of application. The unit will provide students with an awareness of the wide range of technologies that are used to support this kind of application, but will examine only a limited number of these technologies to demonstrate the key concepts and their application. The unit explores the purposes and approaches in using scripting and markup languages in relation to the client-server paradigm. The role of both server-side and client-side code are examined. Students will study the use of markup and scripting programming languages to connect to databases via a network.

Students are introduced to some of the most common security issues involved in the development of software, including secure coding practices, secure database access, secure data communications, security of web applications, use of encryption techniques and security testing. Students are provided with a range of practical exercises to reinforce their skills, including authenticating and authorising users programmatically, user input validation, developing secure web and database applications, encrypting and hashing data programmatically, generating digital signatures programmatically, security testing, designing logging and auditing mechanisms.

Summary

Unit name Secure Web Programming
Unit code KIT202
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Engineering & ICT
Discipline Computing and Information Systems
Coordinator

Soonja Yeom

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

KXT209

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2hrs lectures, 3hrs learning modules, 2hr tutorial weekly

Assessment

50% 2hr exam, 50% in-semester (3 assignments 10%, 15%, 25%)

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Textbooks

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