COMP SCI 4044 - Computer System Security
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code COMP SCI 4044 Course Computer System Security Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 2 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Assumed Knowledge COMP SCI 3005, COMP SCI 3004, COMP SCI 3001, Additionally, some basic understanding of parsing and parsers and Computer Systems is an advantage. No detailed knowledge of advanced cryptographic systems is required. Course Description The course introduces topics in computer and network security research, with
focus on current research. Topics covered include security models and
policies; Operating Systems security: authentication and authorisation;
Application security and malware; Applied cryptography and cryptanalysis;
Network security: challenges, attacks and defences; Web and cloud security;
Course Coordinator: Dr Yuval Yarom
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Develop familiarity with and understanding of hot issues in computer and network security
2. Gain hands-on experience with attack and defence techniques
3. Read and analyse scientific papers and present them in a seminar talk
4. Develop the basics of scientific communication
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2,3 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,2,3 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 2 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 2,3,4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 2 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,3 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 3,4 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1,2,3
Recommended ResourcesWhile not essential, it is useful to have access to your own personal computing platform.
Online LearningThe website for this course is a Moodle forum and will contain all the course material.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course “lecture” slots will be used for presenting and discussing research papers on topics in computer systems security. Each student will present one paper. In additions students are expected to write 1/2 page responses to each paper read and to complete a practical group project
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Students should expect to devote 10 hours per week to this course. Two to three of those hours are contact hours, the remainder are for research and assessment tasks.
Learning Activities Summary
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- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Component Weighting Learning outcomes CBOK Areas On-going paper reviews 35% 1,3 1,2,5,6,7,9,10 Paper presentation 10% 3 4 Class discussion 5% 1,3 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 Project design 5% 1,2,4 1,2,3,4,9,10 Project progress report 5% 2,4 1,2,3,4,5*,6*,7*,8*,9,10 Project presentation 15% 2,4 3,4,9,10 Final project report 25% 2,4 1,2,3,4,5*,6*,7*,8,9,10
3. Teamwork concepts and issues
4. Interpersonal communication
5, Hardware & software
6. Data & information
9. Security management
10. Security policy
* Depends on project choice.
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents will need to attend most of the “lecture” times, as these are the times for the presentations and discussion.
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Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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