Network Security

Subject 360-808 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

Within the subject, the theoretical, technical and practical aspects of network security are covered. Specific content will deal with technical fundamentals of inter/intranets, examine examples of network based crimes and network based attacks, and cover in detaila number of the tools and techniques used to detect and prevent misuse. It will include in-depth technical descriptions of security technologies and architectural and design approaches to securing systems. This is a practical subject, and a significant amount of the contact time will be hands-on experiences with the tools and techniques that are discussed.
It offers students an understanding of:-

  • the theoretical and practical frameworks of networks including the Internet
  • protocols and structures underlying the main uses and misuses of the Internet such as email, newsgroups, Web browsing, hacking, and file transfer
  • the tools, techniques and equipment that are used for constructing, securing and auditing networks and systems
  • best practice approaches to the design and architecture of secure networks and systems and their implementation
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics

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