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CPE5021 - Advanced network security

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: Phu Dung Le


Caulfield Second semester 2007 (Day)


This unit aims to provide students with an advanced knowledge of network security. Topics to be covered include the design and implementation of some important public key systems: RSA and Elliptic Curve algorithms; concepts of quantum cryptography; quantum computing and cryptography; wireless computing and cryptography; design, implementation and configuration of firewalls in depth; design, implementation and configuration of intrusion detection systems; prevention systems; advanced network security architectures; advanced wireless security: principle and practice; security in trusted-based computing environments.


At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. Understand the design and implementation of advanced cryptographic algorithms for wired and wireless computing environments.
  2. Achieve sound knowledge of network security components including the design, implementation, and configuration of Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (static and dynamic checking of programs, anomaly detection, large-scale (Internet-wide) distributed intrusion detection, early sensing, complex attack scenario analysis, and automated response.), Prevention Systems, Firewalls, IDSs, VPNs and prevention systems together.
  3. Develop knowledge of advanced network security architectures to allow better network protection, load balancing and recovery from attacks.
  4. Achieve sound knowledge and practical skills (design, implementation, and configuration) of wireless network security.
  5. Understand security in trusted-based computing environments.


Two assignments: 40%. Lab exercises and tests: 60%.

Contact hours

4 hours.


CPE5002 or equivalent