Cyber Crime and Cyber Security - ZEIT8017

Faculty: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

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

Course Outline: ZEIT8017 Course Outline

Campus: UNSW Canberra at ADFA

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

CSS Contribution Charge:   (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course gives a managerial overview of the risks and remediation necessary to deal with modern cyber crime and and covers the threats to computer systems and the countermeasures that can be put in place to minimise these. It also gives an introduction to securing modern networks with a particular focus on TCP/IP based systems.

It covers a wide range of security issues and concepts from authentication and encryption through to network threats and password management. Students will examine computer security issues from the perspective of detecting threats and implementing secure computing environments and will develop an understanding of modern tools and techniques that can be deployed to secure a network.

Topics and Learning Outcomes

Students will

1. Understand how and why to secure both clean and corrupted systems, protecting personal data, securing simple computer networks, and safe Internet usage.

2. Understand key terms and concepts in cyber security y and cyber crimes, trademarks and domain theft.

3. Incorporate approaches to secure networks, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and intrusion prevention systems.

4. Understand principles of web security.

5. Incorporate approaches for incident analysis and response.

6. Incorporate approaches for risk management and best practices.


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Will be research based and posted online.

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