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CSC8370 Network Security Management

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 25 March 2023


Pre-requisite: CSC8520


In today’s interconnected world, existing and emerging threats to privacy and security are of ever-growing concern. In addition to technical skills, security professionals need to be aware of the regulatory and ethical dimensions of security and privacy. Development of sound security policies and procedures to ensure compliance via security auditing are crucial in being confident that an organisation’s data and communications are secure. This advanced course forms an end-point in the formal investigation into network security, and provides the technical skills for practitioners to continue to grow their expertise over a large range of present and future security technologies.

Building on basic knowledge of security concepts, this course introduces more advanced topics in network security. Students will gain knowledge and hands-on experience with AAA (authentication, authorization and accounting), and other concepts around network security auditing. A key task for network security professionals, beyond the technical skills, is to take business requirements and craft appropriate policies, with reference to regulations and ethical conduct, and thus the course discusses ethics and legal issues in network security and privacy and also presents methods of developing security policy.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 25 March 2023