Full Title:Applied Network Security
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:NETW C7028
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 6 programme(s)
Module Description:Students completing this module will have a thorough understanding of threats to network security and be able to choose and configure technologies to mitigate against such threats.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify modern network security threats.
  2. Explain the basic principles of cryptography.
  3. Secure network devices.
  4. Use secure network protocols
  5. Use firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Modern network security threats
Security services, IP spoofing, DoS, DDoS, Information leackage, viruses, sniffing.
Securing Network Devices
Email security, Web security, Security in routing, ACL's.
Authentication, Authorisation and Accounting
Verify user/host password policy.
Cryptography
symmetric & asymmetric
Firewall Technologies
Types of Firewalls, Deploying firewalls to control network traffic.
Intrusion Prevention Systems
Preventing system intrusions, traffic analysis, searching for rogue devices
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
IPsec
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Written reports and case assignments. The student's ability to design, install and configure appropriate security mechanisms will be measured by practical test or by assignment. A case assignment will measure the student's ability to understand the overall management and deployment of a security subsystem. 1,3,4,5 40.00 0 0 Every Second Week 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,4,5 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment Written reports and case assignments. The student's ability to design, install and configure appropriate security mechanisms will be measured by practical test or by assignment. A case assignment will measure the student's ability to understand the overall management and deployment of a security subsystem. 1,3,4,5 40.00 0 0 Every Second Week 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,4,5 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
The case assignments will be repeatable

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture   2.00 Every Week 2.00
Practical   2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study   2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Practical No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • William Stallings 2013, Network Security Essentials, 5th Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 0133370437]
  • Forouzan, Behrouz A 2008, Introduction to Cryptography and Network Security, McGraw-Hill, [ISBN: 978007110223]
  • Gollman, Dieter 2006, Computer Security, Wiley [ISBN: 0-470-86293-9]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Computing 6 Group Elective 2
DK_KCOMP_7 Bachelor of Science in Computing 6 Group Elective 3
DK_KCENW_7 Certificate in Computer Networking 2 Elective
DK_KCENW_7 Certificate in Computer Networking 1 Elective
DK_KCESA_7 Certificate in System Administration 1 Elective
DK_KCESA_7 Certificate in System Administration 2 Elective