CSCI4130 Introduction to Cyber Security


Course code CSCI4130
Course title Introduction to Cyber Security
Course description Cyber Security is an important topic in modern information and communication technology. This course introduces students to major areas of Cyber Security, including introductions to cryptography, network security, computer security, and web security. Advisory: Basic knowledge on Computer Networks are suggested.
參考意見: 選課者建議具備計算機網絡的基本知識。
Unit(s) 3
Course level Undergraduate
Exclusion  ESTR4306 or IEMS5710 or IERG4130
Semester 1 or 2
Grading basis Graded
Grade Descriptors A/A-:  EXCELLENT – exceptionally good performance and far exceeding expectation in all or most of the course learning outcomes; demonstration of superior understanding of the subject matter, the ability to analyze problems and apply extensive knowledge, and skillful use of concepts and materials to derive proper solutions.
B+/B/B-:  GOOD – good performance in all course learning outcomes and exceeding expectation in some of them; demonstration of good understanding of the subject matter and the ability to use proper concepts and materials to solve most of the problems encountered.
C+/C/C-: FAIR – adequate performance and meeting expectation in all course learning outcomes; demonstration of adequate understanding of the subject matter and the ability to solve simple problems.
D+/D: MARGINAL – performance barely meets the expectation in the essential course learning outcomes; demonstration of partial understanding of the subject matter and the ability to solve simple problems.
F: FAILURE – performance does not meet the expectation in the essential course learning outcomes; demonstration of serious deficiencies and the need to retake the course.
Learning outcomes Upon successful completion of the course, the students will have acquired the ability to:
1. obtain an introductory level of understanding of major areas of cyber security, including cryptography, network security, system security, and web security;
2. gain experiences in wireless network security and web security; and
3. able to apply the learning outcomes of this course towards a potential career in the governance of system, network, and websites.
This course also paves the foundation to deeper studies in cyber security.
(for reference only)
Final exam: 32%
Assignments x 4: 40%
Mid-term exam: 28%
Recommended Reading List 1. A. Kahate, “Network Security and Cryptography.”, Tata McGraw-Hill Education, 2008


CSCIN programme learning outcomes Course mapping
Upon completion of their studies, students will be able to:  
1. identify, formulate, and solve computer science problems (K/S);
2. design, implement, test, and evaluate a computer system, component, or algorithm to meet desired needs (K/S);
3. receive the broad education necessary to understand the impact of computer science solutions in a global and societal context (K/V);
4. communicate effectively (S/V);
5. succeed in research or industry related to computer science (K/S/V);
6. have solid knowledge in computer science and engineering, including programming and languages, algorithms, theory, databases, etc. (K/S);
7. integrate well into and contribute to the local society and the global community related to computer science (K/S/V);
8. practise high standard of professional ethics (V);
9. draw on and integrate knowledge from many related areas (K/S/V);
Remarks: K = Knowledge outcomes; S = Skills outcomes; V = Values and attitude outcomes; T = Teach; P = Practice; M = Measured