units

FIT3031

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2012 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit will provide students with an understanding of: 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; privacy and ethics issues; security configurations to PC-based applications; and design of information systems with security compliance and security standards and protocols.

Outcomes

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, IP, web and network management;
  • understand common information risks and requirements;
  • explain the operation of conventional and public-key encryption techniques;
  • describe the concepts and techniques for digital signatures, authentication and non-repudiation;
  • understand privacy and ethics 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 ethics issues to organisations and individuals;
  • apply simple security configurations to PC based applications e.g. email, Internet, computer administration;
  • design information systems with security compliance.

Assessment

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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nandita Bhattacharjee

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk

Prerequisites

One of FIT1005, FIT1031, FIT1019, FIT2008, CSE2318, CSE3318 or GCO1815

Prohibitions

CPE3001, CPE2007, CSE2500, GCO2831, FIT2058, FIT3018, FIT4028, GCO4831

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

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit3031