Intrusion Analysis and Response - ZEIT8019

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

School: School of Engineering & Information Technology @ UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Course Outline: ZEIT8019 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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To develop knowledge and understanding of the strategies, techniques and technologies used in attacking and defending networks and how to design secure networks and protect against intrusion, malware and other hacker exploits. To understand the criminal business case given a network dump

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • Understand and evaluate the key issues involved in designing secure networks
  • Understand the issues arising in the collection of computer evidence after network breach
  • Develop effective risk management plans to protect against malware and other hacking exploits
  • Formulate a range of strategies and solutions for testing the security of a network
  • Understand and debate the various ethical stances on privacy and security


Methods of attacking and defending a network. Design of secure information infrastructure: servers, networks, firewalls, workstations, and intrusion detection systems. Intrusion detection and network monitoring techniques. Worms, viruses and other malware: operation, detection and response. Principles of penetration testing for assessment of system security. Hacker exploits, tools and countermeasures. Investigative techniques. Ethical, legal and privacy issues.


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