Courses Catalogue

Network And Information Security

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Information Technology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the key security issues and procedures in computer and mobile communication networks. Among the issues presented are: the security of LANs, WANs, databases, and network operating systems; threats to computer networks through exploitation of network infrastructure design weaknesses; security flaws in the network infrastructure protocols; security of content in computer network services; risk assessment and security policies;   and security in mobile communication networks. Procedures include networks intrusion detection and forensics technologies, cryptographic and authentication systems, capability and access control mechanisms, and new developments in Internet routing and transport protocols, secure mail, directory, and multimedia multicast services. Current trends and research in security policies and technologies are also discussed.

Course Objective:

This course is designed to equip the student with improved skills in:

1.    Safeguarding Information in organizations

2.    Describing threats to information resources;

3.    Examining the different approaches to disaster management and disaster

4.    Planning the ability to analyze a system and to make use of the information to improve the performance.


Course Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion, students will be in a position to:

1.     Safeguard information from disasters by being prepared in advance. "Prevention is better to cure";


2.    Describe the threats to information resources;


3.    Examine the different approaches to disaster management and disaster planning;


4.    Assess the impact of disaster planning on disasters;


5.    Identify and apply ethics in his day to day work;


6.    Develop a disaster management policy for an organization.