Network Security and Forensics

 

Course title   

Network Security and Forensics

Course Codes          

IT8417 / IT8408

Level  

8

 

Status            

Elective

Credits

15

 

Prerequisite 

Internet Security or equivalent knowledge

Course offered in

Refer to Programme Course Selection Sheet, Online

 

Co-requisites

None

Duration

1 trimester

 

           

Aim

To provide students with a broad knowledge of critical security threats to computer network systems and possible countermeasures, and to provide knowledge of best practice and techniques for investigating breaches of security.

 

Course content

Security threats (including denial of service, distributed denial of service, SQL injection, and social engineering attacks), security countermeasures to prevent or mitigate those threats (including firewalls, virtual private networks, and honeypots), digital forensic investigation techniques (including acquisition, preservation, analysis and presentation).

                       

Learning objectives

  1. Investigate the current state of network security and forensics.
  2. Critically analyse security countermeasures and their effectiveness.
  1. Critically assess forensic investigation techniques and tools for investigating breaches of security.

 

 

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