COMPX518-23A (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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Lecturer(s)

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: maria.admiraal@waikato.ac.nz
: buddhika.subasinghe@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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This paper provides an extensive overview of the key topics in the field of cyber security. Selective topics from a wide range, such as security vulnerabilities, cryptography, applied cryptography, authentication and access control, information security management, etc., will be covered.

The learning outcomes for this paper are linked to Washington Accord graduate attributes WA1-WA11. Explanation of the graduate attributes can be found at: https://www.ieagreements.org/

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How this paper will be taught

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The lectures will be in-person and 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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Required Readings

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

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Analyse a system for specific vulnerabilities [WA1, WA2]
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Weekly Quiz (1)
    Assignment 1 (2)
    Test 1 : Mid-trimester (5)
  • Apply cryptography to achieve specific security objectives such as of confidentiality, integrity and availability [WA1, WA5]
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Weekly Quiz (1)
    Assignment 2 (3)
    Assignment 3 (4)
    Test 2: End of trimester (6)
  • Carry out threat modelling to design secure systems [WA2,WA3]
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Weekly Quiz (1)
    Assignment 3 (4)
    Test 2: End of trimester (6)
  • Describe various aspects of operating system security. [WA1]
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Weekly Quiz (1)
    Test 1 : Mid-trimester (5)
  • Differentiate between and implement various authentication and access control mechanisms for security [WA1, WA5]
    Linked to the following assessments:
    Weekly Quiz (1)
    Assignment 1 (2)
    Test 1 : Mid-trimester (5)
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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If you are enrolled on a BE(Hons), samples of your work may be required as part of the Engineering New Zealand accreditation process for BE(Hons) degrees. Any samples taken will have the student name and ID redacted. If you do not want samples of your work collected then please email the engineering administrator, Natalie Shaw (natalie.shaw@waikato.ac.nz), to opt out.
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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. Weekly Quiz
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 1
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 2
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment 3
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Test 1 : Mid-trimester
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
6. Test 2: End of trimester
15
  • 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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