University of Technology Sydney

48730 Cybersecurity

6cp; 1.5hpw (workshop), 1.5hpw (lab)
Requisite(s): (31268 Web Systems OR 48410 Introduction to ICT Engineering OR 41082 Introduction to Data Engineering OR 65325 Digital Trace and Identity OR 48450 Real-time Operating Systems OR 48033 Internet of Things)) AND ((31270 Networking Essentials OR 41092 Network Fundamentals OR 48720 Network Fundamentals)
Anti-requisite(s): 32548 Cybersecurity
Recommended studies:

a good understanding of internet protocols, web systems and how interconnected systems are built using these protocols; a sound knowledge of using Unix/Linux system commands is required to complete lab exercises



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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