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Computer Science

Description

Write 600 to 800 words for each of the short-essay questions. All questions are of equal value. You should provide credible references for each question according to the Faculty guidelines.

Topic 2 - Cryptography

Discuss replay attacks and ways to thwart them.

Topic 3 - Network Security fundamentals

Critique the four general goals for secure networking using suitable examples.

Topic 5 – Firewalls

UDP is connection-less. How is it possible for an SPI firewall to handle UDP connections? Explain.

Topic 6 - Host hardening

What is a security baseline? Why is it important in the context of organisational security?

Rationale

This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

  • be able to explain fundamental information security concepts.
  • be able to discuss and debate some of the security implications of computer networks, including cryptography.
  • be able to compare and contrast firewall technologies.

Marking criteria and standards

CriteriaHD
100% - 85%
DI
84% - 75%
CR
74% - 65%
PS
64% - 50%
FL
49% - 0
Able to apply theories and concepts to analyse IT security implicationsDemonstrates comprehensive understanding of the relevant IT security perspectives. Correct application of the theories and concepts through indepth discussion, providing highly relevant real world examples.Demonstrated clear understanding of the relevant IT security perspectives. Correct application of the theories and mostly comprehensive analysis with suitable examples.Correct application of the IT Security perspective and mostly comprehensive analysis with suitable examples.Mostly correct application of the IT security perspective; includes reasonable level of analysis. Some omission.Major omissions in the application of the IT security concepts and the analysis.
Demonstrates application of research skills through the critical analysis and evaluation of relevant literatureLiterature and sources presented is evidence of high level application of research skills; with comprehensive and critical appraisal of the literature and discussion of theory supported by sources in addition to those recommended in the course content. Referencing style has no mistakes. Clear evidence of research relevant to the subject; able to critically appraise the literature and theory gained from a variety of sources. Referencing style correctly used.Clear evidence of research relevant to the subject; uses indicative texts identified. Referencing style correctly used. Minor omissions only. Some evidence of research. Some mistake in referencing style.Either no evidence of literature being consulted or cited references irrelevant to the assignment set.
Written communication is scholarly in tone and purpose, and conforms to scholarly writing requirements.The tone and style is exemplary, and is appropriate to the content of the scholarly review.Mostly Fluent writing style appropriate for the assignment with accurate grammar and spelling.Mostly fluent writing style appropriate for the assignment with mostly accurate grammar and spelling. Minor omissions only.

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