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This course addresses key concepts, techniques and tools needed to provide security in computer and communications systems. Topics include the need for security, system and network security threats such as malware or denial-of-service attacks, secure systems design, identity management, authentication, access control, and computer network defence. The examination will be related to the lecture material and learnings during the assignments.

Students who pass this course will be able to:
  1. Define system and network security in terms of information security properties and system and network security threats.
  2. Explain the role of secure systems design, cryptography, identity management, authentication and access controls in system and network security.
  3. List and explain common TCP/IP protocols' vulnerabilities, attacks and corresponding countermeasures.
  4. Compare and contrast different approaches to network defence such as cryptographic mechanisms, host-based protection, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems.
  5. Evaluate a small organisation's network security needs and deploy network defences to enforce appropriate network security policies.