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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedGippsland First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Hong Kong First semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Joarder Kamruzzaman


OSI security architecture, common information risks and requirements, operation of encryption techniques, digital signatures, public key infrastructure, authentication and non-repudiation; intrusion detection and response, firewall defence; wireless security, privacy and ethics issues, security configurations to PC based applications, design of information systems with security compliance and security standards and protocols.


At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  • describe OSI security architecture;
  • describe common security standards and protocols for network security applications, e.g., electronic mail, web and network management;
  • understand common information risks and requirements;
  • explain the operation and algorithms of private and public-key encryption techniques;
  • describe the concepts and techniques for digital signatures, authentication and non-repudiation;
  • understand wireless security protocols;
  • understand privacy and ethical issues;
  • appreciate the need for the digital certificates and public key infrastructure;
  • appreciate the importance of system security against intruders and malicious software using firewalls;
  • appreciate the relevance of privacy and ethic issues to organisations and individuals;
  • apply simple security configurations to PC based applicastions e.g. email, Internet, computer administration;
  • design information systems with security compliance.


Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Joarder Kamzruzzaman


GCO9802 or equivalent


FIT3031, GCO4831

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: