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CSEC3616: Cybersecurity Engineering

This unit provides an introduction to the many facets of security in the digital and networked world, the challenges that computer systems face, and the design principles that have been developed to build secure systems and counter attacks. The unit puts the focus squarely on providing a thorough understanding of security principles and engineering for security. At the same time, we stress a hands-on approach to teach the stateof-the-art incarnations of security principles and technology, pretesting, and we practice programming for security. We pay particular attention to the fact that security is much more than just technology as we discuss the fields of usability in security, operational security, and cyberphysical systems. At the end of this unit, graduates are prepared for practical demands in their later careers and know how to tackle new, yet unforeseen challenges.

Code CSEC3616
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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(INFO1110 or INFO1910) and INFO1112 and INFO1113 and MATH1064
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ELEC5616 or INFO2315 or INFO3616

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Search and retrieve relevant literature, and put it into the context of a security setup
  • LO2. Communicate the results of a security study to a non-security audience
  • LO3. Identify and understand ethical, legal, and professional issues in security
  • LO4. Recognise flaws in IT systems at the design stage
  • LO5. Demonstrate knowledge of security principles to follow in designing a system, including implications for usability and performance
  • LO6. Apply security principles in design phase
  • LO7. Demonstrate knowledge of how security principles are matched to certain technologies, and the security goals they achieve
  • LO8. Understand the key representatives of security technologies today
  • LO9. Demonstrate knowledge in programming for security (software/communications/network)
  • LO10. Understand common tools to explore a security setup and analyse it.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.