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FIT3031 - Information and network security

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader: J Kamruzzaman


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Gippsland Summer semester A 2007 (Off-campus)
Malaysia Second semester 2007 (Day)
Singapore Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)
Singapore Summer semester A 2007 (Off-campus)


OSI security architecture, common information risks and requirements, operation of encryption techniques, digital signatures, public key infrastructure, authentication and non-repudiation; intrusion detection and response, firewall defense; privacy and ethics issues, security configurations to PC based applications, design of information systems with security compliance and security standards and protocols.


  1. describe OSI security architecture
  2. describe common security standards and protocols for network security applications e.g. electronic mail, IP, web and network management;
  3. understand common information risks and requirements;
  4. explain the operation of conventional and public-key encryption techniques;
  5. describe the concepts and techniques for digital signatures, authentication and non-repudiation;
  6. understand privacy and ethics issues
  7. appreciate the need for the digital certificates and public key infrastructure;
  8. appreciate the importance of system security against intruders and malicious software using firewalls;
  9. appreciate the relevance of privacy and ethics issues to organisations and individuals;
  10. apply simple security configurations to PC based applications e.g. email, Internet, computer administration;
  11. design information systems with security compliance.



Contact hours

one x 2hr Lecture/week, one x 2hr Tutorial/week


GCO1815 or FIT1005


CPE3001, CPE2007, CSE3206 (Translation set: GCO2831)