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.

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.