School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Wireless Security
  • Unit Code

    CSG5308
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr Krishnun SANSUROOAH

Description

The unit will focus on securing wireless networks and related services. Students will be exposed to a wide range of techniques, tools and policy to secure wireless networks and wireless connected appliances. The unit will primarily examine problems relating to the 802.11 protocol suite.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSG3308, CSG4308

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse and investigate the main legal and ethical issues associated with security management of wireless security computing and networks.
  2. Analyse and review the wireless security requirements.
  3. Create a secure wireless network deployment.
  4. Develop and implement a range of policies to protect wireless networks.
  5. Evaluate and provide advice on the security issues associated with wireless networks, particularly with the 802.11 based family networks.
  6. Identify the appropriate countermeasures to address the wireless security issues.
  7. Identify the current wireless security issues and risks.
  8. Investigate appropriate security tools and auditing techniques to evaluate and protect wireless computing environments.

Unit Content

  1. Effective policy and planning for wireless security.
  2. Examining contemporary issues in wireless security.
  3. Legal and ethical implications of wireless security technologies and techniques.
  4. Logical countermeasures to wireless security issues.
  5. Physical countermeasures to wireless threats.
  6. RF Theory including modulation and antennas.
  7. Secure wireless deployment and planning.
  8. Vulnerabilities in wireless systems.
  9. Wireless IEEE Standards and their application.
  10. Wireless LAN topologies and hardware.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops, case studies and practical exercises.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
ReportReport on wireless network security20%
Case StudyA current wireless network security deployment infrastructure30%
Examination ^End of semester examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
ReportReport on wireless network security20%
Case StudyA current wireless network security deployment infrastructure30%
Examination ^End of semester examination50%

^ Mandatory to Pass

Core Reading(s)

  • Coleman, D., & Westcott, D. (2010). CWSP Certified Wireless Security Professional Official Study Guide. Sybex: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Wireless Security
  • Unit Code

    CSG5308
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Krishnun SANSUROOAH

Description

The unit will focus on securing wireless networks and related services. Students will be exposed to a wide range of techniques, tools and policy to secure wireless networks and wireless connected appliances. The unit will primarily examine problems relating to the 802.11 protocol suite.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSG3308, CSG4308

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse and investigate the main legal and ethical issues associated with security management of wireless security computing and networks.
  2. Analyse and review the wireless security requirements.
  3. Create a secure wireless network deployment.
  4. Develop and implement a range of policies to protect wireless networks.
  5. Evaluate and provide advice on the security issues associated with wireless networks, particularly with the 802.11 based family networks.
  6. Identify the appropriate countermeasures to address the wireless security issues.
  7. Identify the current wireless security issues and risks.
  8. Investigate appropriate security tools and auditing techniques to evaluate and protect wireless computing environments.

Unit Content

  1. Effective policy and planning for wireless security.
  2. Examining contemporary issues in wireless security.
  3. Legal and ethical implications of wireless security technologies and techniques.
  4. Logical countermeasures to wireless security issues.
  5. Physical countermeasures to wireless threats.
  6. RF Theory including modulation and antennas.
  7. Secure wireless deployment and planning.
  8. Vulnerabilities in wireless systems.
  9. Wireless IEEE Standards and their application.
  10. Wireless LAN topologies and hardware.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops, case studies and practical exercises.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
ReportReport on wireless network security20%
Case StudyA current wireless network security deployment infrastructure30%
Examination ^End of semester examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
ReportReport on wireless network security20%
Case StudyA current wireless network security deployment infrastructure30%
Examination ^End of semester examination50%

^ Mandatory to Pass


Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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