COMPX304-19B (HAM)

Advanced Networking and Cyber Security

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Department of Computer Science

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Paper Description

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A study of computer networks, with a focus on Internet protocols, and operating systems, with a focus on security and isolation. The aim of this paper is to develop a practical understanding of the operation of core Internet protocols, security technologies, application protocols, and transmission technologies, as well as the secure coordination of threads and processes as they communicate with each other and devices.
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Paper Structure

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Half of the course is delivered in lecture format, and half of the course is delivered in laboratory format. The lecture slides are available on Moodle, either in advance or immediately after the lecture takes place. The lectures are supplemented with laboratory exercises that expand on important topics found in lecture slides and ground the lectures with practical exercises.

Lectures will be recorded using Panopto where available. The laboratories cannot be recorded as they are held in a room without recording facilities. Attendance and participation at all lectures and laboratories is expected.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Students will improve their understanding of central aspects of the Internet including as TCP/IP, DNS, addressing, routing, and routing protocols
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  • Students will be able to configure and test small computer networks
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  • Students will be able to use network monitoring tools to understand and diagnose protocol behaviour
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  • Students will be able to explain how memory is isolated, managed and shared between processes and threads
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  • Students will have a practical understanding of secure transmission of data
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Assessment

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The laboratory tasks and assignment work is strongly linked to the theory covered in class. Attending the lectures and completing the laboratory and assignment work will result in the best learning outcomes.

The "Routing with BGP" assignment follows on from the "Routing with OSPF" assignment. Submitting the OSPF assignment will therefore help students complete the BGP assignment.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 50% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 50:50 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 50% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Participation in Laboratory Exercises
8
  • In Class: In Lab
2. Test 1
12 Aug 2019
12:00 PM
8
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Routing with OSPF
16 Aug 2019
5:00 PM
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Routing with BGP
13 Sep 2019
5:00 PM
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Test 2
7 Oct 2019
12:00 PM
8
  • In Class: In Lecture
6. Exam
50
7. Diffie Hellman Key Exchange
13 Oct 2019
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Required readings will be identified in class, be publicly available, and found online.
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Recommended Readings

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Recommended readings will be identified in class, be publicly available, and found online.
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Other Resources

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Relevant research papers (the content of which will not be assessed) will be identified in Moodle.
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Online Support

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The course has a dedicated Moodle instance with a Question and Answer forum, which the course lecturer and tutor will monitor and support.
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Workload

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Students should expect to spend about 14 hours per week on this paper, in the following proportions:
Lectures 2 hours (24h/semester)
Laboratory work 3 hours (30h/semester)
Assignment Work (on average) 7 hours (84h/semester)
Private Study 2 hours (24+28/semester including study and exam weeks)
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: COMP202 or COMPX204

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP312

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