• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Alwen Tiu
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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For 2018 the prerequisites are at least a credit in COMP3310/6331 or COMP2300/6300 or COMP2310/6310 and a min. GPA of 5 in your current ANU program.

Offensive Cyber Security operations introduces and exercises a complete range of reverse engineering techniques and attack patterns. Students will also learn and exercise analysis of systems based on minimal information. This is a complete course in cyber attacks which enables students on successful completion to identify and test systems for vulnerabilities without full knowledge or direct access.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles underlying the identification and testing for vulnerabilities with limited information.
2. Analyze a system across all abstraction levels, from basic hardware to complex cloud architectures.
3. Run cyber attacks, tests and probes in a practical context.
4. Expand conventional attack patterns to work in new system and network architectures.
5. Communicate a cyber security vulnerability and potential paths of attack to a heterogenous team of professionals.

Indicative Assessment

Assignments (50%); Final Exam (50%)

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Workload

Up to 60 hours of total face-time, which includes interactions with lectures and tutors. Up to 60 hours of total preparation, repeat, assignment and practical exercise time.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Prerequisite: Comp2700

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
4162 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person

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