Security Engineering - COMP3441

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Computer Science and Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: Completion of 48 UOC

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Introduction to computer security, cybercrime, and cyberterror. The principles of engineering secure systems.

Engineering secure systems. How security fails. Security analysis and design. Private and public cryptographic protocols. Physical security, social engineering, sniffing, intrusion detection, prevention and response, firewalls, honeypots. Digital forensics. Case studies drawn from the history of hacking and from current events.

Additional topics drawn from recent developments and current research in applied computer security.

No computing pre-requisites assumed, student need a keen devious and analytical mind.
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