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48730 Cyber Security

6cp; 1.5hpw (lecture), 1.5hpw (lab)
Requisite(s): (41900 Security Fundamentals AND (31270 Networking Essentials OR 41092 Network Fundamentals))
Anti-requisite(s): 31086 Network Security AND 31252 Network Security AND 32548 Cyber Security Essentials
Recommended studies:

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.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

Detailed subject description.

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