|Prerequisites for Module|
Aims of Module
To provide the student with the ability to understand and manage the security and client-server (e.g. web-server) aspects of computer networks with Internet access.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
Indicative Module Content
Security policy objectives: availability, integrity, privacy, authenticity; assessing exposure, countermeasures. Threat reduction analysis. Methods of attack: Eavesdropping, spoofing, Trojan horses, viruses, denial of service. Protection mechanisms: DES and Public Key encryption, Secure Socket layer (SSL) for web transactions, digital signatures. Firewall configuration and the de-militarised zone. Virtual Private Networks (VPN). Access Control Lists.
|Indicative Student Workload|
Mode of Delivery
The module is taught using a structured programme of lectures, tutorials, practical exercises and student-centred learning.
Component 1 involves reporting on practical exercises implementing security measures on a network. (30% weighting).
Component 2 is a closed book exam. (70% weighting).