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 CSCI971
Subject Name Advanced Computer Security
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites nil
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  
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.

Subject Availability
Session CCNU Session 2 2016/2017  (14-02-2017 to 17-06-2017)
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
Luping Zhou
Instance Comment  
Census Date 10-03-2017

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 lecture, 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 INFO912.

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