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FIT5044

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Phu Dung Le

Synopsis

This unit aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge of network and information security. Topics to be covered include network components and services, network computer systems and security policy, security at different system layers, basic cryptography and information security, information security and communications, intrusion detection system, malicious code and detection and prevention systems, authentication systems, and wireless security.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will have -
A knowledge and understanding of:

  • the fundamentals of Network Security issues including possible vulnerabilities in a computer system, software and hardware applications;
  • basic symmetric and asymmetric cryptography including symmetric and asymmetric crypto systems such as DES, RSA, RC4;
  • authentication systems;
  • computer malicious codes such as viruses, logic bombs, etc;
  • security design at different levels of OSI model, IPSec, SSL, and security at application layer;
  • firewalls and detection and prevention systems.

Assessment

Assignments: 80%; Theoretical test: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Phu Dung Le

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

Prohibitions

CPE5002, CSE5210

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit5044/