University of Technology Sydney

48730 Cybersecurity

6cp; 1.5hpw (workshop), 1.5hpw (lab), 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): (31268 Web Systems OR 48410 Introduction to ICT Engineering OR 41082 Introduction to Data Engineering OR 65325 Digital Trace and Identity)) AND ((31270 Networking Essentials OR 41092 Network Fundamentals OR 48720 Network Fundamentals)
Anti-requisite(s): 32548 Cybersecurity
Recommended studies:

a sound knowledge of computer systems and networking protocols



Cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity by considering security principles both from both a people management and a technical perspective, exploring security technologies commonly used in industry. Topics include cyber-attacks and defense strategies, including web security, firewalls, intrusion detection systems along with security services such as confidentiality, integrity, authentication (CIA). A range of security technologies such as IPSec, SSL, PGP and S/MIME are covered in this subject. Students doing this subject are well placed to contribute to the cybersecurity solution of a modern organisation using industry-based tools and solutions.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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