CSC8421 Network Security
|Short Description:||Network Security|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||020113 - Networks and Communications|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||19 January 2020|
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 or MCYS
Recommended prior study: Know basics of programming in C,/C++, or other high level language such as obtained in the courses CSC1401 or CSC2402, or possess basic knowledge of any field related to internetworking.
This course provides students with key knowledge about the nature and challenges of network security, it discusses theory and practice of computer security, focusing in particular on the security aspects of the web and Internet. It surveys authentication, TCP/IP, IPSEC, SSL/TLS, S/MIME, cryptographic and security protocols and systems, email and web security, firewalls, intrusion detection, and advanced topics such as wireless network security, identity management.