COMPX518-21A (HAM)

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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: rachael.foote@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper provides an extensive overview of the key topics in the field of cyber security. Selective topics from a wide range, such as security vulnerabilities, cryptography, applied cryptography, authentication and access control, information security management, etc., will be covered

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Paper Structure

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Class attendance is expected. The course notes provided are not comprehensive, additional material will be covered in class. You are responsible for all material covered in class.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Understand security vulnerabilities and carry out vulnerability analysis of a given system
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  • Understand various aspects of operating system security such as object protection, memory protection etc.
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  • Understand, differentiate between and implement authentication and access control mechanisms for security
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  • Apply cryptography to achieve specific security objectives such as of confidentiality, integrity and availability
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  • Carry out threat modelling and risk analysis to design secure systems
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Assignment 1
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 3
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4.  In-Class Test
25
  • In Class: In Lecture
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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Readings are topical, and will be advised during each lecture.
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Recommended Readings

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Recommended Readings are topical, and will be advised during each lecture.

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Online Support

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All online support will be provided via Moodle. Forums are created for students to ask questions and contribute ideas and topics. Dedicated forums for Assignments are also created.
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Workload

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Per week:

2 hours - Lectures

10 hours - Assignments and Readings

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Linkages to Other Papers

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This is a required paper for the qualification of Master of Cyber Security (MCS)
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: COMP202 or COMPX204 and a further 45 points at 300 level in Computer Science

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP418

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