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CP1410 - Cybersecurity and Cryptography Fundamentals

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject provides a comprehensive overview of the various branches of computing security, with a special emphasis on Network and Cryptography concepts. Students will learn about the main definitions, approaches, challenges and tools that are critical in solving problems in the cybersecurity domain.

Learning Outcomes

  • define cybersecurity and the responsibilities of cybersecurity professionals;
  • use the CIA and AAA models to explain cybersecurity activities;
  • describe symmetric and asymmetric cryptography systems;
  • explain how cryptography, steganography and security protocols are used to establish authentication and confidentiality;
  • demonstrate knowledge of network, computer forensics and system administration fundamentals.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: CP1402

Availabilities

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Lecturer: Dr Steve Kerrison.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 30 hours tutorials
  • 80 hours self study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Lecturer: Dr Steve Kerrison.
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 30 hours tutorials
  • 80 hours self study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.