INFO 3007 Network Security

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300143

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Description This unit 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 unit 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

Pre-requisite(s) COMP 2007 OR
COMP 2004 OR
COMP 2005

Assumed Knowledge

Good understanding of the principles of information security, and computer networks and internets.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Identify security threats in LAN and WAN environments;
  2. Identify current network security protocols and where they should be implemented;
  3. Explain how popular operating systems handle secure communications;
  4. Analyse and describe the security services provided by internetworking protocols;
  5. Explain the purpose and basic configuration requirements of an internet firewall;
  6. Describe the major components needed for secure electronic commerce;
  7. Describe techniques for detecting and mitigating security threats to a networked system.

Subject Content

Network Security concepts
Network Security Protocols
Operating System Security
LAN Security
Internet Security
Secure Electronic Commerce
Mobile Security
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.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Practicals 8 x 2 hour Practicals 30 N Individual
Mid-session test 1 hour 15 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 55 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Stallings, W. (2014). Network security essentials: Applications and standards (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Teaching Periods

Sydney City Campus - Term 1

Sydney City


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Penrith (Kingswood)


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Sydney City Campus - Term 3

Sydney City


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