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CP5603 - Advanced E-Security

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

This subject is designed to meet the needs of students who want to master basic information security. It introduces the network security fundamentals by examining the 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, application and networking-based attacks) including how to defend against them. That is, study of application and data security, basic and advance cryptography, administrating a secure network, wireless network security, mobile devices security, access control fundamentals, authentication and account management, vulnerability assessment, and risk mitigation.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse and evaluate strengths of secure protocols;
  • evaluate networking threats at both LAN and internet levels;
  • analyse and explain defensive methods in e-security;
  • analyse and explain the legal and ethical issues involved in E-Security including scope of liability and digital rights management;
  • apply advanced research skills to develop a research study.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (College administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Research report - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical Analysis - (30%) - Individual.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Basic knowledge of internet architecture.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP3302 CP3404

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 6 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 6 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
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 02-Dec-2021
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 52
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
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 Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 09-Dec-2021
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 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.