School Of Computing, Engineering And Mathematics

Information SecurityWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300128.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Basic understanding of data structures, number theory and probability theory. Basic programming skills in C or java, etc.

200025 Discrete Mathematics OR 200031 Mathematics for Business OR 200190 Finite Mathematics AND 300103 Data Structures and Algorithms OR 300125 Fundamentals of Computer Science OR 300156 Programming Principles 2

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students need to undertake one pre-requisite unit from the following three units: 200025 - Discrete Mathematics, 200031 - Mathematics for Business, 200190 - Finite Mathematics AND one pre-requisite from the following three units: 300103 - Data Structures and Algorithms, 300156 - Programming Principles 2, 300125 - Fundamentals of Computer Science

About this Unit
This unit is concerned with the protection and privacy of information in computer systems. The focus of the unit is primarily on introducing basic concepts in computer and information security and then using this knowledge as the vehicle to study the design and implementation of secure computer and network systems. This unit also provides students with practical experience with security programming. In more specific terms, the unit is intended to provide the following: basic concepts of conventional and public key encryption; number theory and its application in public key encryption and signatures; protocols used in secure computer systems.

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