48730 Cybersecurity6cp; 1.5hpw (lecture), 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)) AND ((31270 Networking Essentials OR 41092 Network Fundamentals OR 48720 Network Fundamentals)
Anti-requisite(s): 31086 Network Security AND 31252 Network Security AND 32548 Cyber Security Essentials
A sound knowledge of computer systems and networking protocols.
Fields of practice: Telecommunications Engineering program
Cyber 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 cyber security by considering security principles from both a people management and a technical perspective, exploring security technologies commonly used in industry. 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. Students doing this subject are well placed to contribute to the cyber security solution of a modern organisation using industry-based tools and solutions.
Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
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