Network Security: Contents, delivery and assessments of an undergraduate subject

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Abstract

Network Security is one of the core subjects in Bachelor of Information Technology course offered at the Charles Sturt University. The subject covers aspects of information security relating to the wired and wireless networks. The weekly topics provide students detailed knowledge of cryptography, system threats and countermeasures, secure communication, network vulnerabilities and attacks, network defenses, virtual private networks, wireless and sensor networks security, access control and authentication, Internet Protocol (IP) security, vulnerability assessment and security audit, security policy and training. This paper provides the process of subject development, delivery, assessments, teaching critique, and provides results from online subject evaluation survey. The reflection on subject delivery is particularly important to determine if the subject has met its objectives. Results from the subject critique and student evaluation survey are presented and a reflection on how to improve the subject is provided.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference on Information Technology Security, ITS 2010
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherGlobal Science and Technology Forum (GSTF)
Pages8-11
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789810876548
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventAnnual International Conference on Information Technology Security - Phuket, Thailand, Thailand
Duration: 29 Nov 201030 Nov 2010

Conference

ConferenceAnnual International Conference on Information Technology Security
Country/TerritoryThailand
Period29/11/1030/11/10

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