Cyber Security Essentials

Unit code: NIT2102 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
VU Sydney
NIT1104 - Computer Networks
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
Overview
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Overview

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; firewalls and port security; secure web protocols (https, ssh) and encrypted tunnelling;  intrusion detection and system hardening; security in Virtual Private Networks (VPN). The unit envisages to raise consciousness among the students about their ethical responsibility & privacy; and teach how to employ hacking techniques in an ethical manner.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Investigate a system for security vulnerabilities by managing and using system security and logging tool;
  2. Identify strengths and weaknesses in security products and apply security tools to strengthen a networked system;
  3. Analyse a system for deploying appropriate security solutions including security policies and practices;
  4. Design and implement a security solution given a set of constraints; and
  5. Exhibit hacking methodologies in consideration of ethical and professional standards.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Laboratory Work
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Grade: 20%
Practical Lab Work
Assessment type: Assignment
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Grade: 40%
Individual Assignment (solving practical problems)
Assessment type: Test
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Grade: 40%
Written Test

Required reading

Lecturer may supply additional/alternative material.

As part of a course

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