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Unit details

SIT735 - Communications Network Security

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 2
Previously coded as:SCC735
EFTSL value: 0.125
Assumed Knowledge:Computer networks
Unit chair:

M Chowdhury

Prerequisite:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour lecture per week, 1 x 2 hour workshop per week

Note:

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

Content

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.

Assessment

Examination 60%, two assignments (15% each) 30%, performance in workshop/participation and performance in online discussion forum 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1006$1006$1006$2593$2897

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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