This subject explores the increasing threats to personal, corporate and national security from the cyber warfare and terrorism perspectives. Students commence by studying the principal motivations behind cyber attacks, which may be political, ideological, vengeance oriented, or profit based. The increasing incidence of such attacks is explored, and examples given of key military and government computing systems being subverted through digital warfare or terrorism. Students also learn how it may be possible to defend and prevent such attacks through the use of policy, procedure and technical controls. The subject will conclude with an analysis of future trends in the nature of cyber warfare and terrorist activities.
School of Computing and Mathematics
Only available to students enrolled in IT Masters relevant courses.
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