Undergraduate | LTU-CSE2SIA | 2024
Data Security and Information Assurance
- Study method
- 100% online
- Subject may require attendance
- Start dates
- 29 July 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 12 weeks
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
Data Security and Information Assurance
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Examine and analyse access controls in computer systems
- Apply well developed knowledge and skills to safeguard data, systems and networks
- Analyse data security threats using simulation tools
- Examine data privacy and cryptography controls to protect data
- Overview of information assurance
- The fundamental pillars of information security
- Fundamental concepts of data protection
- Overview of mathematics used in data protection
- Assuring data/information confidentiality with reversible cryptography
- Assuring integrity with one-way cryptography
- Assuring authenticity with digital signatures
- Assuring identity with protocols and tokens
- Assurance in the public domain: blockchain
This subject will cover basic aspects of information and data security including integrity models, message authentication, authentication tools, access controls and cryptography. Topics will focus on data assurance and prevention methods including data integrity methods. This subject also covers basic cyber-attack defences such as firewalls.
- Written Report on Access controls and data protection mechanisms (equivalent to 500 words) (10%)
- Presentation and written report on security threats and cryptograph controls (equiv to 1000 words) (20%)
- Group written submission on a Cybersecurity case study on information security (equiv to 1000 words) (20%)
- One 2-hour final exam (equivalent to 2000 words) (50%)
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