COMPX518-19A (HAM)

Cyber Security

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

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Paper Description

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This paper introduces you to the key topics in the important field of cyber security. It will cover a range of topics relating to defensive security (e.g. malware analysis, social engineering, intrusion detection and prevention), offensive security (e.g. pen testing, Web app security) and preventative security (e.g. cryptography, applied cryptography, access control, risk and governance).

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Paper Structure

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Class attendance is expected. The course notes provided are not comprehensive, additional material will be covered in class. You are responsible for all material covered in class.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Learning Outcomes

    This paper contributes as a compulsory paper to the Master of Cyber Security programme. Through a range of topics relating to defensive security (e.g. malware analysis, social engineering, intrusion detection and prevention), offensive security (e.g. pen testing, Web app security) and preventative security (e.g. cryptography, applied cryptography, access control, risk and governance), students will have a full portfolio of hands-on experience sufficient to branch into cyber security professions and research.

    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1 (Malware Analysis and Anti Virus Signatures)
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2 (Web Security, Penetration Testing and Fuzzing)
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 3 (Applied Cryptography)
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment 4 (Research)
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5.  In-Class Test
30
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Readings are topical, and will be advised during each lecture.
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Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings are topical, and will be advised during each lecture. 

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Online Support

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All online support will be provided via Moodle. Forums are created for students to ask questions and contribute ideas and topics. Dedicated forums for Assignments are also created. 
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Workload

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Per week:

2 hours - Lectures

10 hours - Assignments and Readings

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Linkages to Other Papers

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(COMP202 Computer Communications and 60 points at 300 level in Computer Science) or COMP413/513 Computer Networks or COMP414/514 Carrier and ISP Networks Corresponding Papers COMP518 Cyber Security
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: COMP202 or COMPX204 and a further 45 points at 300 level in Computer Science

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP418

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