ITC292 Network Security (8)

As the threat landscape rapidly evolves, managing information technology (IT) network risk is of paramount importance to most organisations. This subject provides students with knowledge and skills in fundamental network security principles and practices. Students will be introduced to a range of key network security concepts and network security protocols, such as types of security threats, cryptography, wireless network security, cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) security. Some of the practices related to network security management will be briefly explored, focusing on network vulnerability and risk assessment.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Available to undergraduate students only.

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain fundamental network security concepts;
  • be able to analyse the security threats to a network;
  • be able to evaluate and propose effective countermeasures for network security;
  • be able to identify and analyse the key components of cloud computing security; and
  • be able to discuss basic network security management functions, such as risk assessment, monitoring and auditing.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to network security
  • Types of security threats and attacks
  • Cryptography
  • Networking fundamentals
  • Network security protocols
  • Wireless network security
  • Firewalls and intrusion detection
  • Cloud and IoT security
  • Network vulnerability and risk assessment
  • Managing and monitoring a secure network

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.