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 MCS9358
Subject Name Security Engineering
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 12cp of MCS9 200s subjects
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Final examination Assignments
General Subject No.

Subject Description
This subject develops the skills and applies the knowledge necessary to identify and solve problems in the deployment of security systems. Topics include: Relationships among cryptographic techniques. Black, white and grey hat techniques. Authentication versus identification, Security policies for security administration. Security monitoring. E-commerce, bank security. File sharing and source control integrity. Legality of digital signatures, DRM, forensics, liability, copyright protection, internet censorship. Standards and RFCs. Security of deployed systems.


Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
MCS9358 to only be taught every 2nd year. 1st year will be 2011, next 2013 etc
Subject Objectives:
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to: 1. Select and apply appropriate fundamental cryptographic building blocks based on a critical analysis of an application scenario. 2. Demonstrate an appreciation of the role and significance of information security in society. 3. Interpret documents relating to standards, RFC’s and similar formal specifications of existing security systems. 4. Recognise the role of the law and due process in the development, deployment and management of security.