Network Security (Extended)

Module Title -Network Security (Extended)
Number of credits – 10

Module description 

The module introduces the threats and attacks which may be perpetrated on computer networks, and some of the mechanisms designed to address them. Some technology case studies are presented and evaluated.

The aims of this module are to:

  • introduce the basic terminology, concepts, and mechanisms of network security
  • explain network threats, vulnerabilities, and attacks
  • present security algorithms and protocols as countermeasures

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • explain network vulnerabilities and attacks
  • explain and evaluate security mechanisms designed to address such attacks
  • design networking security solutions appropriate for a given application and situation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the construction of programmes which exhibit the properties discussed in Learning Outcomes 1-3.

Teaching and assessment:

Sessional: 1.5 hr examination (80%), continuous assessment (20%).
Supplementary (where allowed): 1.5 hr examination (100%).
Semester 2
Contact hours - 34