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

    Programming Secure Software Systems
  • Unit Code

    CSP3343
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    A/Prof Michael Neil JOHNSTONE

Description

This unit introduces programming for secure systems as well as associated security frameworks. The unit also covers the principles of secure system and protocol design. In addition, tools and protocols for analysing and creating safe software are evaluated and tested.




Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 2 units from CSI1101, CSP1150

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse software for common security programming errors and be able to correct those errors.
  2. Analyse the existence of vulnerabilities inherent in insecure software products.
  3. Assure quality by using elements of a secure framework.
  4. Demonstrate high-level skills in programming secure software systems.
  5. Evaluate software solutions to security problems.
  6. Judge the effectiveness of mitigation strategies for security vulnerabilities and

Unit Content

  1. Buffer overflows.
  2. Client-side security.
  3. Emerging issues in secure computing.
  4. Input validation.
  5. Introduction to software security.
  6. Managing software security risk.
  7. Race conditions.
  8. Secure frameworks.
  9. Secure protocols.
  10. Threat models and risk analysis.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures and workshops.

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
AssignmentProblem-solving exercises15%
Case StudySafe programming issues35%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentProblem-solving exercises15%
Case StudySafe programming issues35%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination50%

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

    Programming Secure Software Systems
  • Unit Code

    CSP3343
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    2
  • Credit Points

    15
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    A/Prof Michael Neil JOHNSTONE

Description

This unit introduces programming for secure systems as well as associated security frameworks. The unit also covers the principles of secure system and protocol design. In addition, tools and protocols for analysing and creating safe software are evaluated and tested.




Prerequisite Rule

Students must pass 2 units from CSI1101, CSP1150

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Analyse software for common security programming errors and be able to correct those errors.
  2. Analyse the existence of vulnerabilities inherent in insecure software products.
  3. Assure quality by using elements of a secure framework.
  4. Demonstrate high-level skills in programming secure software systems.
  5. Evaluate software solutions to security problems.
  6. Judge the effectiveness of mitigation strategies for security vulnerabilities and

Unit Content

  1. Buffer overflows.
  2. Client-side security.
  3. Emerging issues in secure computing.
  4. Input validation.
  5. Introduction to software security.
  6. Managing software security risk.
  7. Race conditions.
  8. Secure frameworks.
  9. Secure protocols.
  10. Threat models and risk analysis.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures and workshops.

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
AssignmentProblem-solving exercises15%
Case StudySafe programming issues35%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentProblem-solving exercises15%
Case StudySafe programming issues35%
ExaminationEnd of semester examination50%

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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