Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology


Subject Information
Subject Code CSCI471
Subject Name Advanced Computer Security
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 24cp @300 level
Co-Requisites nil
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment 50% assessment 50% exam
General Subject No.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Course
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information

Subject Availability
Session Spring  (24-07-2017 to 16-11-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2hrs lect and 1 hr tutorial
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Pairat Thorncharoensri
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Pairat Thorncharoensri
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-08-2017

Subject Description
This subject provides a review of computer security. Topics include: digital signatures, elliptic curve cryptography, El Gamal public key methods, the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), Security Standards, Security Evaluation Standards, Linear Cryptanalysis, Differential Cryptanalysis.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand and use modern cryptographic techniques.
2. Access appropriate technique to be used in specific conditions.
3. Undertake rudimentary cryptanalysis of a cryptalgorithm or hash algorithm.
4. Understand what is required to get a certified security evaluation.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
suggested co-req is INFO412, highly recommended pre-req is CSCI361

Textbook Information

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