Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


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


Subject Information
Subject Code CSCI968
Subject Name Advanced Network Security
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites CSCI971
Co-Requisites nil
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assignments and the exam can test the ability to interpret and or design protocols, and represent them in a clear and consistent manner and the ability to analyse scenarios. The theoretical and mathematical aspects can be tested through question based assignments and in the exam. Assignments will critically analyse a range of recent reports.
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  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should NOT use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS)as this subject does not have tutorials

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 2 hr lec
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Fuchun Guo
Guomin Yang
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Fuchun Guo
Guomin Yang
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Availability
Session CCNU Session 1 2017/2018  (18-09-2017 to 07-01-2018)
Campus Central China Normal University Wuhan
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Jiageng Chen
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Guomin Yang
Luping Zhou
Instance Comment  
Census Date 10-10-2017

Subject Description
This subject begins with a review of typical networking structures, and a brief overview of security concerns. The effect on security of different network architectures will be considered. Protocol design and analysis will be treated in depth, in particular authentication and key exchange/establishment protocols. Distributed or server aided computation will be studied. Theoretical and practical aspects of traffic analysis, intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems will be studied. A range of additional topics, such as wireless security and reverse engineering, will be included as appropriate.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Design and analyse protocols, in particular those for key establishment and authentication.
2. Analyse a scenario, in particular a network infrastructure, to determine the security requirements and likely weaknesses.
3. Demonstrate an appreciation of the mechanics, use of tools, and statistical mathematics underlying those tools, for intrusion detection and traffic analysis.
4. Critically read relevant and up-to-date reports on issues of relevance.


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