COMP6360

Data Security

10 Units

This course deals with topics in cryptography and data security. Students learn fundamental technical tools for cryptography and data security, as well as how to combine the tools to support various security requirements in computerised data processing, data storing and communication.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. explain the main issues in data security
  2. implement security measures in a workplace
  3. evaluate the value of security and (on the other hand) the cost of providing security
  4. continue to upgrade their knowledge of data security
Content
  1. Classical cryptography
  2. Contemporary symmetric cyphers
  3. Public key encryption
  4. Information and number theory, finite fields
  5. Key management
  6. Authentication and digital signatures
  7. Network Security
  8. Privacy and Privacy Enhancing Technologies
Assumed Knowledge SENG6110 SENG6120 Knowledge of discrete mathematics.
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments
  • In Term Test: Examination: Class
  • Formal Examination: Examination: Formal *
  • Report: Reports
  • Quiz: Quizzes
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Requisites
  • Course Assessment Requirements:: 1. Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. (Students must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.)
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for COMP6360

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