Information Security module (AC31012)
About the Module
The course aims to give a solid introduction to information security and touch upon important applications, evolving technologies, and new security threats.
There are 20 SCQF points available on this module.
|1||Introduction to Security and Security Risk Assessment|
|2||Introduction to Cryptography; Stream Ciphers|
|3||Block Ciphersl Hash Functions; Passwords|
|4||Message Authentication Codes (MACs)|
|5||Web Application Vulnerabilities and Attacks|
|6||Public Key Cryptography|
|7||Digital Signatures; Public Key Infrastructures|
|8||Security Protocols; SSL/TLS; Phishing|
|10||Chaum's Electronic Cash; Bitcoin|
Assessment and Coursework
Coursework counts for 100% of the final module mark.
Marking criteria are provided on My Dundee for all assignments so that you know what we are looking for when we are marking your coursework. Please ensure that you refer to these when completing assignments.
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All course material is available on My Dundee. This includes copies of lecture materials, practical exercises and assignments. The reading list for this module can be accessed fromMy Dundee, and provides recommended materials for completing the module.