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

    Network Security Fundamentals
  • Unit Code

    CSI3207
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Zubair Ahmed BAIG

Description

This unit is an introduction to securing modern networks with a particular focus on TCP/IP based systems. Students will develop an understanding of modern tools and techniques that can be deployed to secure a network.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 1 units from CSI1101 or CSG1105

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSI4207, CSI5212

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Advise on security issues associated with networks and suggest mitigation strategies.
  2. Apply network auditing and analysis tools to investigate or prevent network security incidents.
  3. Create appropriate policy, guidelines and procedures for the deployment of network security countermeasures.
  4. Describe various network vulnerabilities and their subsequent remedy via the use of appropriate countermeasures.
  5. Detail current network security issues.
  6. Implement a secure network through configuration of appropriate network protocols and services.
  7. Perform a vulnerability assessment on network infrastructure.
  8. Perform simple penetration testing on networks and network services.

Unit Content

  1. Auditing Systems - Basic Forensics and Systems Penetration Testing.
  2. Firewall Concepts and Topology.
  3. Firewall Configuration.
  4. Hardening a Network - Part 1 Basic Services.
  5. Hardening a Network - Part 2 - Cryptographic Tools.
  6. Honeypots.
  7. Intrusion Detection System Concepts.
  8. Intrusion Detection: Incident Response.
  9. Network Defense Fundamentals (TCP/IP etc).
  10. Network Traffic Signatures.
  11. Security Policy Design and Implementation.
  12. Virtual Private Network (VPN) Concepts and Implementation.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops 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
Laboratory WorkPractical Exercises conducted using the supplied materials10%
Case StudyNetwork Security 40%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination 50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Laboratory WorkPractical Exercises conducted using the supplied materials10%
Case StudyNetwork Security 40%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination 50%

Core Reading(s)

  • Stallings, W. (2011). Cryptography and network security: principles and practice. (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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

    Network Security Fundamentals
  • Unit Code

    CSI3207
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Dr Zubair Ahmed BAIG

Description

This unit is an introduction to securing modern networks with a particular focus on TCP/IP based systems. Students will develop an understanding of modern tools and techniques that can be deployed to secure a network.

Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 1 units from CSI1101 or CSG1105

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSI4207, CSI5212

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Advise on security issues associated with networks and suggest mitigation strategies.
  2. Apply network auditing and analysis tools to investigate or prevent network security incidents.
  3. Create appropriate policy, guidelines and procedures for the deployment of network security countermeasures.
  4. Describe various network vulnerabilities and their subsequent remedy via the use of appropriate countermeasures.
  5. Detail current network security issues.
  6. Implement a secure network through configuration of appropriate network protocols and services.
  7. Perform a vulnerability assessment on network infrastructure.
  8. Perform simple penetration testing on networks and network services.

Unit Content

  1. Auditing Systems - Basic Forensics and Systems Penetration Testing.
  2. Firewall Concepts and Topology.
  3. Firewall Configuration.
  4. Hardening a Network - Part 1 Basic Services.
  5. Hardening a Network - Part 2 - Cryptographic Tools.
  6. Honeypots.
  7. Intrusion Detection System Concepts.
  8. Intrusion Detection: Incident Response.
  9. Network Defense Fundamentals (TCP/IP etc).
  10. Network Traffic Signatures.
  11. Security Policy Design and Implementation.
  12. Virtual Private Network (VPN) Concepts and Implementation.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops 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
Laboratory WorkPractical Exercises conducted using the supplied materials10%
Case StudyNetwork Security 40%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination 50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Laboratory WorkPractical Exercises conducted using the supplied materials10%
Case StudyNetwork Security 40%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination 50%

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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