48730 Network Security6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 2hpw (lab)
Requisite(s): (41900 Fundamentals of Security AND (48740 Communications Networks OR 31277 Routing and Internetworks OR 31471 Networking 2))
Anti-requisite(s): 31086 Network Security AND 31252 Network Security AND 32548 Network Security
A sound knowledge of computer systems and networking protocols.
Fields of practice: Telecommunications Engineering program
Network security is a major issue for enterprises, with breaches of security possibly being punished by legal sanctions, financial loss, or loss of customer confidence. This subject consolidates the student's understanding of security by considering security principles from both a people management and a technical perspective, exploring security technologies commonly used in industry. Topics covered include network security theories, such as RSA algorithm, security appliances such as firewalls, and Intrusion Detection Systems; security services such as confidentiality, integrity and authentication; and technologies such as IPSec, SSL, etc. Students doing this subject are well placed to contribute to the security solution of a modern organisation using industry-based tools and solutions.
Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
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- Subject EFTSL: 0.125