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IFN643 Computer System Security

Computer system security is comprised of policies, processes and methods that apply to operating systems, services, tools and applications on computer systems for the purpose of preventing or limiting the effect of an attack. This unit provides an overall understanding of malware analysis techniques, digital forensics and penetration testing methods which can be used for securing a computer system. It provides you with unique opportunities to build and practise a complex security techniques to detect and mitigate an attack or to perform forensics analysis on a compromised system. It encompasses analysis and problem-solving skills for developing solutions by synthesising a variety of methods using a collaborative approach. This advanced unit is available to network and security majors. It builds on the concepts introduced in IFN511. Together with IFN642, this unit provides the opportunity to build and evaluate security solutions for small to large scale networked computer systems.

Unit information

Unit code
IFN643
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Study area
Information technology
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 2, 2019 22 July 2019 - 15 November 2019 Gardens Point
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Fees

Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $2,796
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $3,936
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Anti-requisites
INN550, INN651
Assumed knowledge
Students should have basic knowledge in Java and/or C programming.

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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