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?
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.
100% - 85%
84% - 75%
74% - 65%
64% - 50%
49% - 0
|Able to apply theories and concepts to analyse IT security implications||Demonstrates 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 literature||Literature 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.|