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CSI1101 Computer Security
Credit Points: 15

This unit covers the threats to computer systems and the countermeasures that can be put in place to minimise them.  The areas covered are: aims of computer security and general computer security threats, malicious code including viruses, trojan horses, worms and other forms of hostile executable code. Students also consider the history and fundamental concepts of encryption, current encryption techniques and the social issues that surround the use of such techniques.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
U65Bachelor of Computer Science
K03Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) Bachelor of Computer Science
K09Bachelor of Forensic Investigation
U67Bachelor of Information Technology
Y89Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)
Y08Bachelor of Science (Web Technology)
MAAADRComputer Science Major
MICSECComputer Security Minor
MAAABFComputer Security Major
MAAAHRComputer Security Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013