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CP3404 - Information Security

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
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.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • assignment 1 (30%)
  • practicals (20%).
Prerequisites: 6 CP OF CP SUBJECTS AND 12 CP OF SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP3302

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures, Practicals and Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures, Practicals and Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed 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.