2020 unit information
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
From 2021: SIT716
For students enrolled in S778, S779: Nil
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour face-to-face workshop per week.
1 x 1 hour online seminar per fortnight.
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 Unitsuccessful students can
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
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 capabilitiesGLO2: Communication
Compare and contrast different types of cryptography including current cryptographic algorithms and their applications.
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilitiesGLO4: Critical thinkingGLO5: Problem solving
Apply principles of public key cryptography to achieve secure communication networks by using digital certificates and digital signatures in compliance with industry standards.
Justify the use of cryptographic schemes on networked infrastructures to prevent the misuse of technology.
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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.
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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