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CSC8421 Network Security

Short Description: Network Security
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 020113 - Networks and Communications
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must have completed CSC8419 or equivalent and be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCOP or MPIT or MCOT or MCTE or MENC or MEPR or MENS or METC or MSST or MCTN

Other requisites

Recommended prior study: Know basics of programming in C, C++, Java, or other high level language such as obtained in the courses CSC1401 or CSC2402, or possess basic knowledge of any field related to internetworking.


The course gives a broad overview of methods of implementing network security based on security technology in today's communication networks. Topics to be covered include the fundamentals of contemporary security approach and its application to network services, such as advanced cryptography, access control, distributed authentication, TCP/IP security, firewalls. New ideas in IPSec, Virtual Private Networks, intrusion detection systems, and advanced topics such as wireless security, identity management are provided.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2019 Online