- Code COMP3704
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Computing
- ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
- Course subject Computer Science
- Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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Course has been adjusted for remote participation in 2021. Some on-campus activities are available. Attendance at these where possible is encouraged.
This course covers a range of concepts, techniques and technologies in network security. This includes an overview of relevant network protocols and cryptography; analyses of designs and implementations of security protocols, including basic tools and techniques; an understanding of network threats and attacks such as eavesdropping, spoofing, protocol failures, DoS attacks and man-in-the-middle attacks; network defence including threat analysis and identification, architecture control, intrusion detection and layered security.
The course features hands-on lectures and labs to analyse network vulnerabilities, and design and implement appropriate defensive techniques.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain network security issues
- Understand various threats and vulnerabilities of a network, and explain appropriate countermeasures
- Perform simple penetration testing of a network and network services
- Perform a threat analysis / vulnerability assessment of protocol designs and implementations
- Design and implement appropriate defensive countermeasures against identified threats and vulnerabilities
- Quiz (10) [LO 1,2]
- Assignments (60) [LO 2,3,4,5]
- Final Exam (30) [LO 3,4,5]
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The workload will be approximately 130 hours, with a mixture of lectures, labs, assignments, independent reading and study.
Information on inherent requirements is currently not available
Requisite and Incompatibility
The following are indicative of reference material for this course.
- James Forshaw. Attacking Network Protocols: A Hacker's Guide to Capture, Analysis, and Exploitation. No Starch Press, 2018.
- William Stallings. Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, 7th edition. Pearson, 2017.
- Research papers and online reference materials
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7594||26 Jul 2021||02 Aug 2021||14 Sep 2021||29 Oct 2021||In Person||N/A|