Information Security module (AC31012)

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Credits

20

Module code

AC31012

Organisation

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.

Credit Rating

There are 20 SCQF points available on this module.

Module Timetable

Week Subject
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
9 Revision
10 Chaum's Electronic Cash; Bitcoin
11 Class Test

Assessment and Coursework

Coursework counts for 100% of the final module mark.

Assignments

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.

Title Week Given Week Due Effort Expected (hours) Value (%)
Applied Cryptography 4 5 20 15
Ethical Hacking 7 8 20 20
Class Test 1 11 60 65

Resources

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.