Networks & Communications Security: Threats, Attacks & Countermeasures - COM00091M

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  • Department: Computer Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Siamak Fayyaz Shahandashti
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2017-18

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2017-18

Module aims

This module aims to provide a broad understanding and knowledge of network security, addressing threats over a range of sophistication levels and detailing various protocols and other mechanisms that have been developed to counter them.

Module learning outcomes

  • Understand primary technical components of network security
  • Analyse threats and requirements & synthesize control solutions
  • Understand network-specific attacks and attack mechanisms
  • Analyse network protocols and identify associated attacks
  • Analyse network attacks and threats
  • Analyse security strengths/weaknesses in network mechanisms

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Set Task Report
N/A 100

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Set Task Report
N/A 100

Module feedback

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Indicative reading

*** Sherri Davidoff, Jonathan Ham, Network Forensics: Tracking Hackers Through Cyberspace, Prentice Hall, 2012

** Kevin R Fall, W Richard Stevens, TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The protocols, Addison Wesley, 2012

** Andrew Tannenbaum, Computer Networks, Prentice Hall, 2002



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