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CP3404 - Information Security

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject introduces current challenges in computer security and why security is difficult to achieve. It explores the importance of information security, and looks at the fundamental attacks (i.e. malware and social engineering attacks) including how to defend against them. It also covers the study of basic and advance cryptography, mobile devices security, access control and identity management, compliance and operational security.

Learning Outcomes

  • define information security, and describe the challenges of securing information;
  • describe payloads of malware and types of social engineering psychological attacks;
  • analyse different types of networking-based attacks and how network technologies can enhance security;
  • Describe symmetric/asymmetric cryptography, and different transport encryption protocols;
  • analyse different types of wireless network attacks; risk associated with mobile devices; and the ways to secure a mobile device;
  • describe different types of authentication services/credentials, and how awareness and training can provide increased security.
Prerequisites: 6 CP OF CP SUBJECTS AND 12 CP OF SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP3302

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignment 1 (30%); practicals (20%).

    External, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi.
    Contact hours:
    • 0 hours
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignment 1 (30%); practicals (20%).

      Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
      Census Date 29-Aug-2019
      Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
      Lecturer: Dr Art Suwanwiwat.
      Contact hours:
      • 26 hours lectures
      • 12 hours practicals
        Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignment 1 (30%); practicals (20%).

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
        Census Date 11-Apr-2019
        Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
        Lecturer: Ms Sithira Vadivel.
        Contact hours:
        • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities
          Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignment 1 (30%); practicals (20%).

          JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
          Census Date 05-Dec-2019
          Contact hours:
          • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities
            Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignment 1 (30%); practicals (20%).

            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.