This unit investigates processes of security at local and network levels, including security policies and practices, software, hardware and human issues.
Content includes: physical and system security; cryptosystems; authentication and authorization; Access Control List (ACL); firewalls and port security; secure and insecure web protocols (e.g. telnet, ssh); secure email protocols (e.g. PGP and S/MIME); intrusion detection and system hardening; security in Virtual Private Networks (VPN), cloud computing, and databases.
NIT1104 - Computer Networks
|1.||Audit a system for security vulnerabilities;|
|2.||Manage and use system security and logging tool;|
|3.||Identify strengths and weaknesses in security products;|
|4.||Apply security tools to strengthen a networked system;|
|5.||Analyse a system for deploying the most appropriate security solution;|
|6.||Design and implement a security solution given a set of constraints.|
|Laboratory Work||Practical Knowledge Test (one hour)||20%|
|Report||Project report (2500 - 3000 words)||30%|
|Examination||Final Written Examination (3 hours)||50%|
Introduction to Network Security: Theory and Practice 2nd
Jie Wang, Zachary A. Kissel (2015)
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