32548 Cybersecurity6cp; 1.5hpw (lecture), 1.5hpw (tutorial). Forms of attendance and mode of delivery in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community.
Requisite(s): 32524c LANS and Routing OR 49202c Communication Protocols
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
a sound knowledge of computer systems and networking protocols
This subject consolidates the student's understanding of cybersecurity by considering security principles, methodologies and technologies from a technical and management perspective used in practice. The subject allows students to learn about and discuss various cyber-attack techniques used in practice, and methods to defend against such attacks using industry standard tools and techniques. Topics include cyber-attacks and defenses, web security, firewalls, intrusion detection systems along with security services such as confidentiality, integrity, authentication (CIA) and technologies such as IPSec, SSL, PGP and S/MIME.
Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
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