This unit gives an introduction to the risks and threats to computer systems and some of the countermeasures that can be put in place to minimise them. Students will develop an understanding of the ethical and privacy issues relating to the security of computer systems and the professional code of conduct. This unit is also an introduction to ethical hacking which is attempting to penetrate secure systems in order to demonstrate vulnerability so that steps can be taken to mitigate risk. Students will develop an understanding of some of the techniques that can be employed to evaluate the security of, and defend against threats to, computer systems and networks through physical and electronic means.
|Unit name||CyberSecurity and Ethical Hacking|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Mr Tony Gray|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- explain ethical and privacy issues as they related to cybersecurity, hacking and the law.
- analyse cyber threats and risks to computer systems.
- penetrate specifically approved systems using ethical hacking techniques.
- apply appropriate countermeasures to defend against cyber security threats.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:KIT112
Lectures: 2 hr/wk
|Assessment||Examination (40%)|Report 1 (20%)|Practical Demonstration 1 (20%)|Practical Test 2 (20%)|
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