BN223 - Cyber Security Principles

Unit Overview

Credit Points:Prerequisite:Co-requisite:Workload:
15.00BN203 Network SecurityN/A48 contact hours
 

Aims & Objectives

This is a core unit out of a total of 24 units in the Bachelor of Networking (BNet). This unit addresses the BNet course learning outcomes and complements other courses in a related field by developing students’ specialised knowledge of cyber security solutions based on tools and technologies.

This unit is part of the AQF level 7 (BNet). Course.

Students will be able to provide security solutions to the business with in‐depth knowledge of cyber threats and its corresponding security protocols. Students will also be able to provide security solutions to the business with in‐depth knowledge of cyber threats and its corresponding security protocols. Students will also be able to plan and implement operational assurance program for enterprise information infrastructure.

This unit will cover the following topics:

  • Security fundamentals, threats and attacks
  • Common Security Countermeasures
  • Managing security programs and compliance
  • Detecting and Controlling Malicious Insiders
  • Managing security programs
 

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Understand the common types of threat and vulnerabilities to cyber systems and data
  2. Discuss the design and secure solutions for organisations in socio‐technical context
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the tactical and strategic means of detecting and monitoring anomalous activity
  4. Understand physical security impacts on the enterprise information infrastructure
  5. Plan and implement operational assurance programs

Teaching Method

Lecture: 2 hours
Tutorial/Workshop: 2 hours
Face to Face

Assessment

Assessment TaskLearning Outcomes Assessed*Weighting
Mid term testa10%
Assignment 1b15%
Assignment 2c,d15%
Laboratory participation & submissiona-e10%
Final Examination (2 hours)a-e50%
Total 100%

*refer to learning outcomes above.

Textbook

Note: Students are required to purchase the prescribed text book and have it available each week in class.

Prescribed Text Book:

  • M. E. Whitman, H. J. Mattord, Principles of Information Security, Cengage, USA, 6th Ed., 2018
  • M. Dawson, M. Omar, New Threats and Countermeasures in Digital Crime and Cyber Terrorism, 1st ed., IGI Global, USA, 2015

Reference Reading

  • D. Shoemaker, K. Singler, Cybersecurity: Engineering a Secure Information Technology Organization, 1st ed., Cengage Learning, USA, 2015
  • D. Shoemaker, K. Singler, Cybersecurity: The Essential Body of Knowledge, 1st ed., Cengage Learning, 2012
  • D. Sutton, Cyber Security: A Practitioner’s Guide, BSC Learning and Development Ltd, UK, 2017
  • S. Ali, T. A. Balushi, Z. Nadir, O. K. Hussain, Cyber Security for Cyber Physical Systems, Springers, Australia, 2018
  • R. J. Robinson, Introduction to Blockchain Cyber Security, Kindle ed., 2016
  • Dehghantanha, M. Conti, T. Dargahi, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Springers, 1st Ed., 2018

Adopted Reference Style: APA can be found in MIT library referencing  

MIT is committed to ensure the course is current, practical and relevant so that graduates are “work ready” and equipped for life-long learning. In order to accomplish this, the MIT Graduate Attributes identify the required knowledge, skills and attributes that prepare students for the industry.
The level to which Graduate Attributes covered in this unit are as follows:

Ability to communicateIndependent and Lifelong LearningEthicsAnalytical and Problem Solving Cultural and Global AwarenessTeam workSpecialist knowledge of a field of study
      

 

Legend

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 The standard is covered by theory and practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students always play an active role, e.g. workshops, lab submissions, assignments, demonstrations, tests, examinations
 The standard is covered by theory or practice, and addressed by assessed activities in which the students mostly play an active role, e.g. discussions, reading, intepreting documents, tests, examinations
 The standard is discussed in theory or practice; it is addressed by assessed activities in which the students may play an active role, e.g. lectures and discussions, reading, interpretation, workshops, presentations 
 The standard is presented as a side issue in theory or practice; it is not specifically assessed, but it is addressed by  activities such as lectures or tutorials
The standard is not considered, there is no theory or practice or activities associated with this standard