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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 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 or MCYS

Other requisites

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.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2020 Online
Date printed 12 February 2021