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IT Security

Overview of the unit

Unit code: COS30015

Duration: 1 teaching period

About this unit

Students who complete this unit of study will understand the nature of security threats to IT systems. Student will be familiar with the tools used by hackers and crackers and be aware of ways of identifying and rectifying security breaches and will understand how to assess the vulnerability of computing systems.

Content

Topics may include:

  • overview of internet crime and computer security threats
  • operating system flaws
  • security tools
  • system logs
  • firewalls, security: theory, practice, design
  • ports scanning, packet sniffing and intrusion detection
  • understanding and responding to security alerts
  • server technologies, risks and policies
  • vulnerability analysis and audit
  • secure programming practices
  • script injection and input sanitising
  • security models
  • physical security
  • authentication (identity, biometrics and digital signatures).

This unit is found in the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology.

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