IT Systems and Web Security

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Use security tools to build safe and accessible information networks.

Extend on skills acquired in Foundations of Cryptography, and learn to identify, analyse and respond to cyber attacks and threats.

This course may be stacked into a Master degree. 


Key facts

Course category
Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity, Master Microcredentials, Security and Risk, Networks and Technology

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Foundations of Cryptography
Digital Credential

Why this course?

This microcredential builds on concepts introduced in Foundations of Cryptography and focuses on security tools and the importance of ethical and social considerations in the context of information privacy and security. 


Together with its companion course, this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Master of Cybersecurity. 




Course content

Topics include:

  • Symmetric cryptography
  • Block ciphers
  • Asymmetric cryptography
  • Asymmetric ciphers.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a digital credential and earn 10 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, Foundations of Cryptography, to stack into ‘Networks, Systems and Web Security (CSE5NSW)’, a subject within the Master of Cybersecurity.  

You’ll learn:

This microcredential builds on concepts learned in Foundations of Cryptography, and will equip you with basic skills in:

  • Reviewing important security tools and applications
  • Identifying the ethical and social considerations relevant to information privacy and security issues
  • Reviewing and analysing the current security protocols. 

Your study experience

The course is delivered online over 4 weeks.  The total expected time commitment is 80 hours.  

The assessment for this course comprises:

  • Online exam 1 (40%)
  • Online exam 2 (60%).


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