COMP0055 Computer Security II

This database contains the 2018-19 versions of syllabuses. These are still being finalised and changes may occur before the start of the session.

Syllabuses from the 2017-18 session are available here.

Academic session

2018-19

Module

Computer Security II

Code

COMP0055

Module delivery

1819/A7P/T2/COMP0055 Postgraduate

Related deliveries

1819/A7U/T2/COMP0055 Masters (MEng)

Prior deliveries

COMPGA02

Level

Postgraduate

FHEQ Level

L7

FHEQ credits

15

Term/s

Term 2

Module leader

De Cristofaro, Emiliano

Contributors

De Cristofaro, Emiliano

Module administrator

Tickle, Charlie

Aims

Providing an advanced understanding of network and computer security vulnerabilities and countermeasures in real-world systems.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn how to think critically and creatively about advanced security topics. They will learn how, when and why to apply security technologies for the most benefit, vis-à-vis advanced network, software, and system issues. Students will be challenged with the study and the design of attacks and defenses to networks, systems, and software, both from a theoretical and a practical point of view.

Availability and prerequisites

This module delivery is available for selection on the below-listed programmes. The relevant programme structure will specify whether the module is core, optional, or elective.

In order to be eligible to select this module as optional or elective, where available, students must meet all prerequisite conditions to the satisfaction of the module leader. Places for students taking the module as optional or elective are limited and will be allocated according to the department’s module selection policy.

Programmes on which available:

  • MSc Information Security
  • MSc Information Security (Part time) (Year 1)
  • MSc Information Security (Part time) (Year 2)
  • MSc Software Systems Engineering
  • MSc Crime and Forensic Science

Prerequisites:

In order to be eligible to select this module, students must have taken in Term 1: Computer Security I (COMP0054) (or an equvialent module)

Content

Network protocols and vulnerabilities; Network defenses; Network Security tools; Intrusion & Anomaly Detection; Advanced Software and System security: threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures via real-world examples; Malware and botnets; Denial of Service; Advanced Web Security

An indicative reading list is available via http://readinglists.ucl.ac.uk/departments/comps_eng.html.

Delivery

The module is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, written and programming exercises.

Assessment

This module delivery is assessed as below:

#

Title

Weight (%)

Notes

1

Written examination (2hrs 30mins)

70

 

2

Coursework

30

 

In order to pass this module delivery, students must achieve an overall weighted module mark of 50%.