INFO 3007 Network Security
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 300143
Coordinator Linh Pham Opens in new window
Description This subject is concerned with the protection of information transferred over computer networks. It includes discussion of techniques for securing data transported over local and wide area networks. At the conclusion of the subject students will have a good understanding of the practical aspects of securing a computer network against internal and external attacks.
School Computer, Data & Math Sciences
Discipline Security Science
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject
Good understanding of the principles of information security, and computer networks and internets.
- Identify security threats in LAN and WAN environments;
- Identify current network security protocols and where they should be implemented;
- Explain how popular operating systems handle secure communications;
- Analyse and describe the security services provided by internetworking protocols;
- Explain the purpose and basic configuration requirements of an internet firewall;
- Describe the major components needed for secure electronic commerce;
- Describe techniques for detecting and mitigating security threats to a networked system.
Network Security Protocols
Operating System Security
Secure Electronic Commerce
Secure Network Management
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Practical||8 x 2 hour Practicals||30||N||Individual|
|Intra-session Exam||1 hour||15||N||Individual|
|Final Exam||2 hours||55||N||Individual|
- Stallings, W. (2014). Network security essentials: Applications and standards (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Subject Contact Linh Pham Opens in new window
Sydney City Campus - Term 3 (2023)
Subject Contact Antoinette Cevenini Opens in new window