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SIT735 - Communications Network Security

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Assumed Knowledge:Computer networks
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Rolando Trujillo Rasua
Prerequisite:

From 2021: SIT716

For students enrolled in S778, S779: Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour face-to-face workshop per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 1 hour online seminar per fortnight.

Content

SIT735 provides students with theoretical knowledge and practical training in information security for application in communication networks. Students will explore concepts and issues pertaining to network security, and examine methods and technologies for securing communications systems using network security standards. Students will assess threat models and vulnerabilities of communication networks and their corresponding defence mechanisms.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit

At the completion of this Unit
successful students can

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Describe approaches to computer security including access control, identity verification and authentication in order to minimise cyber attacks on a system.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication

ULO2

Compare and contrast different types of cryptography including current cryptographic algorithms and their applications. 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Apply principles of public key cryptography to achieve secure communication networks by using digital certificates and digital signatures in compliance with industry standards.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO4

Justify the use of cryptographic schemes on networked infrastructures to prevent the misuse of technology.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Online quiz Timed online quiz 10% Week 3
Technical report and presentation Written technical report, approximately 2,000 words, and a class presentation 30% Weeks 6 and 10
Examination 2-hour written examination 60% Examination period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SIT735 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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