School Of Computing, Engineering And Mathematics

Information SecurityWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300128.4


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 AND 300103 Data Structures and Algorithms OR 300581 Programming Techniques

About this Unit
This unit is concerned with the protection and privacy of information in computer systems. The focus of the course 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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