COMPX527-19B (HAM)

Cloud Computing Technologies and 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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This paper introduces you to the key topics in the important field of cloud computing and security. This paper explores cloud computing's underlying enabling technologies (e.g. virtualisation) and business models. The paper consists of (1) theory lectures that cover six domains of cloud computing technologies and security and (2) demo lectures that demonstrate cloud computing technologies. It also covers key research topics in cloud computing security and privacy.

This paper would like to credit the following industry programmes for their support:

  • AWS for Education
  • (ISC)2-CSA Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) Programme
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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 course should be able to:

  • Research and development
    This paper will enable students' skill in research and development of cloud computing.
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  • Industry-aligned standard
    This paper will enable students to achieve an industry-aligned standard for cloud security expertise and enable their future organisations to benefit from the advantages of cloud computing while keeping sensitive data secure.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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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
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment 2
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Homework 1
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Homework 2
8
  • Online: Upload to Moodle Forum
5. Homework 3
8
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. 4 Discussions
16
  • Hand-in: In Workshop
  • Presentation: In Class
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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Main texts

  • Adam Gordon, "The Official (ISC)2 Guide To The CCSP CBK", Second Edition, SYBEX, 2016
  • Daniel Carter, "CCSP Certified Cloud Security Professional All-in-One Exam Guide", McGraw-Hill Education, 2016

Recommended readings (relating to cloud services in Amazon Web Services)

Other 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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COMP432/532 Information Visualisation
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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisite papers: COMP301 and COMP312 or COMPX304 and a further 30 points at 300 level in Computer Science

Corequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: COMP427, COMP527

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