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 MCS9262
Subject Name System Security
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites MCS9124
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment There 4 graded assignments to gauge and evaluate performance throughout the session. These assignments provide opportunity for students to implement security concepts and systems. This is in addition to the final examination. The laboratory sessions give opportunity for individual and collaborative work but marks are not awarded.
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Subject Description
The subject covers some fundamental computer security technologies in the following aspects: (1) Operating system security such as physical security, file protections, system abuses, attacks and protections; (2) Database security including data integrity, data recover, data encryption/ decryption, access control, and authentication; (3) Mobile code security including malicious logic, host and mobile code protection, mobile agents' security. (4) Intrusion detection; (5) Security policies; (6) Security management and risk analysis.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Analyse risks and threats to computer systems.
2. Evaluate and manage the security in computer systems.
3. Understand models of security in Operating System and methods of providing protection.
4. Understand database security models; apply security mechanisms in database management systems.
5. Provide security for mobile code systems.