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

    CSI5212
  • 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.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSI3207, CSI4207

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse current network security issues and develop mitigation strategies.
  2. Analyse various network auditing and forensic tools that are used to investigate or prevent network security incidents.
  3. Communicate security issues associated with computer networks.
  4. Communicate various network vulnerabilities and their subsequent remedy via the use of appropriate countermeasures.
  5. Create appropriate policy, guidelines and procedures for the deployment of network security countermeasures.
  6. Evaluate emerging network security issues and recommend appropriate solutions.

Unit Content

  1. Advanced forensic tools and policy formulation.
  2. Auditing systems, basic forensics and penetration testing.
  3. Hardening a network, Perimeter defence and cryptographic tools.
  4. Hardening a network, basic and extended services.
  5. Introduction to networks and vulnerabilities.
  6. Networking hardware.
  7. Networking software - Client side and server side.
  8. TCP/IP protocol suite.

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 Exercises10%
Case StudyTopic in network security40%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination 50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Laboratory WorkPractical Exercises10%
Case StudyTopic in network security40%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination 50%

Core Reading(s)

  • Bragg, R., Rhodes-Ousley, M., & Strassberg, K. (2004). Network Security: The Complete Reference. Emeryville, Calif: McGraw-Hill/Osborne.

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

    CSI5212
  • 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.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSI3207, CSI4207

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse current network security issues and develop mitigation strategies.
  2. Analyse various network auditing and forensic tools that are used to investigate or prevent network security incidents.
  3. Communicate security issues associated with computer networks.
  4. Communicate various network vulnerabilities and their subsequent remedy via the use of appropriate countermeasures.
  5. Create appropriate policy, guidelines and procedures for the deployment of network security countermeasures.
  6. Evaluate emerging network security issues and recommend appropriate solutions.

Unit Content

  1. Advanced forensic tools and policy formulation.
  2. Auditing systems, basic forensics and penetration testing.
  3. Hardening a network, Perimeter defence and cryptographic tools.
  4. Hardening a network, basic and extended services.
  5. Introduction to networks and vulnerabilities.
  6. Networking hardware.
  7. Networking software - Client side and server side.
  8. TCP/IP protocol suite.

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 Exercises10%
Case StudyTopic in network security40%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination 50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
Laboratory WorkPractical Exercises10%
Case StudyTopic in network security40%
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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