Course Outline IAS3333 Computer and Network Security

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Course Outline

IAS3333



Computer and Network Security


Faculty of
Computer Science and

Information technology

Lecturer :
Zuraidy bin Adnan

Phone :
012
-
2200762

zuraidy@unisel.edu.my


SYNOPSIS



Having knowledge in computer and network security is important in securing computer systems
and network environment. This subject will provide students with a necessary knowledge and
good understanding on the concepts of computer security and the methods t
o
secure the
networks from malicious attacks
.


OBJECTIVE


Students should know the importance of security policy and user awareness on a secure network
operation, and its positive impacts to the organization.


TIMETABLE


Day/
Time

Tuesday (Lab)

Tuesday
(Lab)

Thursday

Time


11
-
1pm


2
-
4pm

2
-
4pm

Venue

GL105

GL105

BS3



REFERENCES


1.

Eric Cole, Ronald L. Kruz, James W. Conley,
“Network

Security Fundamentals, Wiley 2007

(Main
reference).

2.

Wm. Arthur Conklin et al., Principles of Computer Security, Security+
and Beyond, McGraw Hill 2004.

3.

Charles P. Pfleeger, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, “Security in Computing”, Third edition, Prentice Hall
2003.


4.

Joseph M. Kizza,

Computer Network Security
”, Springer 2005.

5.

Rick Lehtinen,


Computer Security Basics”,
O'Reilly Media

2006
.


ASSESSMENT


Type of Assessment

Weightage

Frequency

Assignment

10

%

2

P
roject

15

%

1

Quizzes/ Test

15

%

3

Mid Sem Test
.

20 %

1

Final Exam
.

40 %

1



2

Course Outline
:


Week

Topic

Coursework

Reference

1

& 2

Chapter 1

General Security Concepts



Basic Security Terminology



Security Models



Chapter 2, main
reference

3

Chapter 2

Network Fundamentals



Network Architecture



Network Topology



Network Protocols



Packet Delivery


(1)

Quiz 1

Chapter 9, main
reference

4

Chapter 3

Attacks and Malware



Attacking
Computer Systems and
Networks



Auditing



Chapter
15
, main
reference

5

Chapter 4

Email



Security of email transmissions



Malicious code



Hoax emails



Spam emails



Mail Encryption



Chapter
16
, main
reference

6

Chapter 5

Web Components



Current web components
and concerns



Protocols



Code
-
based vulnerabilities


(1)

Quiz
2

(2)

Assignment 1

initiated

Chapter
17
, main
reference

7

Chapter 6

The role of people in security



People


A Security problem



People as a security tool


(1)

Midterm exam

(2)

Group project
initiated

Chapter
4
,
main
reference

8

Semester Break

9

Chapter 7

Security Baselines



Overview baselines



Password selection



Operating system
and NOS hardening



Network hardening



Application hardening


(1)

Assignment 1
submission

(2)

Assignment 2
initiated

Chapter
14
, main
reference

10


Chapter 8

Infrastructure security



Devices



Media



Security concerns for transmission
media



Removable media


Chapter
10
, main
reference


3



Security topologies



Tunnelin
g

11

Chapter 9

Risk Management



Overview of risk management



Business risk



Risk management
models



Qualitatively assessing risk



Quantitatively assessing risk



Quali vs Quanti risk assessment



Tools


(1)

Assignment 2
submitted

Chapter
20
, main
reference

12

Chapter 10

Disaster recovery, business continuity,
and organizational policies



Disaster recovery



Policies and procedures


(1)

Quiz 3


Chapter
19
, main
reference

13

Chapter 11

Computer forensics



Evidence



Collecting evidence



Chain of custody



Free space vs slack space



Message digest and Hash



Analysis


(1)

Group project
presentation

Chapter
23
, main
reference

14

Revision Week


(1)

Group project
presentation



Final exam



REMINDER


1.

Students who fail to comply 80% of attendance can be subjected to be barred
from taking final examination

2.

You are now bachelor degree students. So, act, behave, and dress like one.

3.

Simple rules
-

attend class, attend all the quizzes, submit all assignments, and
finished your project.