School Of Computing, Engineering And Mathematics

Information SecurityWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300128.5


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, C++, java, etc.

200025 Discrete Mathematics AND 300103 Data Structures and Algorithms OR 300581 Programming Techniques OR 300903 Programming Techniques (Advanced)

About this Unit
Information Security is concerned with the protection and privacy of information in computer systems. The focus is primarily on introducing cryptography concept, algorithm and protocol in information security and applying such knowledge in the design and implementation of secure computer and network systems. The unit also addresses conventional and public key encryption, number theory and algebra and their application in public key encryption and signature. Students will learn the application of cryptography algorithm in current computer systems and information security management. This unit also provides students with the practical experience around security programming.

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