Courses & Units

CyberSecurity and Ethical Hacking KIT215

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name CyberSecurity and Ethical Hacking
Unit code KIT215
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Mr Anthony (Tony) Gray
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • explain ethical and privacy issues as they related to cybersecurity, hacking and the law.
  • evaluate cyber threats and risks to computer systems.
  • penetrate specifically approved systems using ethical hacking techniques.
  • apply appropriate countermeasures to defend against cyber security threats.
  • describe the role and function of cryptographic algorithms and protocols in meet their security goal.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
029901 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KIT111

Mutual Exclusions

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

KIT112

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lectures: 2 hr/wk
Tutorials: 2 hr/wk

AssessmentExamination (50%)|Report 1 (20%)|Practical Test 1 (15%)|Practical Test 2 (15%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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