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SIT735 - Communications Network Security

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:SCC735
EFTSL value: 0.125
Assumed Knowledge:Computer networks
Unit chair:

Morshed Chowdhury





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Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit aims to provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical training in communications network security. The unit explores concepts and issues pertaining to network security; examines methods and technologies for securing communications network systems; and network security standards. Threat models and vulnerabilities of communications networks as well as mechanisms to circumvent or defend against these attacks are discussed. Cryptographic protocols and practices for communications networks are explained.


Examination 60%, assignment 15%, mid-term test 15%, performance in seminar/ participation and performance in online discussion forum 10%

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