This course will introduce you to a range of principles, concepts and technologies in network security. As a field it is constantly increasing in importance with it being a consideration for most companies with web presence, or a private network that is connected to the Internet.
In this unit students will spend time in lectures learning about the technologies used to secure networks of various sizes against a range of different attacks. Some of these will be explored in tutorials also, however, a sizeable portion of the tutorial time will also comprise gaining some practical experience with security tools undertaking penetration testing.
Elementary networking and security topics will be covered to set the scene before we go into depth on network security. Security Policies, Cryptographic protocols and network infrastructure are the main focus points of this unit as we learn how to defend networks from attack.
|Unit name||Network Security Techniques and Technology|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,402.00||029999|
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2hr lecture, 2hr workshops
40% 2hr exam, 60% in-semester (2 assignments and a mid semester test all worth 20% each)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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