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CSC8421 Network Security

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Maths and Computing


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MCOP or MPIT or MCOT or MCTE or MSSC or MENC or MEPR or MENS or METC or MSST

Other requisites

Recommended prior study: Know basics of programming in C, C++, Java, or other high level language such as obtained in the courses CSC1401 or CSC2402, or possess basic knowledge of any field related to cryptology.


The course gives a broad overview of methods of implementing network security based on security technology in today's communication networks. Topics to be covered include the fundamentals of contemporary security approach and its application to network services, such as advanced cryptography, access control, distributed authentication, TCP/IP security, firewalls. New ideas in IPSec, Virtual Private Networks, intrusion detection systems, and advanced topics such as wireless security, identity management are provided.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2013 External
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba