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Module Title LI Security and Networks
SchoolComputer Science
Department Computer Science
Module Code 06 30432
Module Lead TBC
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites LI Systems Programming in C/C++ - (06 30421)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-33 hours
Guided independent study-167 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description As computers are embedded in everyday life, protection against the criminal or unauthorized use of electronic data is essential and measures must be taken to achieve this. The module will introduce a range of topics in the theory and practice of computer security, including attacks, vulnerabilities and defences. Cloud and Web services will be used as a motivating example for the importance of security.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand basic concepts of cryptography and SQL
  • Understand basic concepts of cloud services, in particular storage
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the threats to data stored on a computer, locally or in the cloud
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the threats to data sent on the network
  • Identify risks and use techniques to eliminate or mitigate them.
Assessment 30432-01 : Examination : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (80%)
30432-02 : Continuous Assessment : Coursework (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
Examination (80%), Continuous Assessment (20%)

Examination (100%)
Other Duplicate of Birmingham-based module 30195
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