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INFO702 – Cyber-Security

Module code
Module title
To enable students to investigate computer system attacks and vulnerabilities in relation to operating systems (OS), applications, networking and websites, and investigate the security techniques for protecting a computer system from such attacks.
  • BI1601
  • BI1804
  • IT7000
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Investigate OS, application, website and network threats and vulnerabilities

2. Investigate and implement OS, application, website and network security and testing

3. Research tools and methods used in the IT industry related to cyber-attacks or cyber
- Application and operating system attacks and security such as (but not limited to):
- Viruses, Trojans and Worms
- Cross application scripting
- Anti-virus applications

- Website attacks and security techniques
- Web application scanning
- Web application attacks such as (but not limited to):
- Cross site scripting
- Cross site request forgery
- SQL injections
- Penetration testing

- Networking threats and security techniques such as (but not limited to):
- IP and MAC spoofing
- Password, Encryption and authentication cracking
- Network scanning (SNAP) and Penetration testing
- VPNs and Firewalls
- Authentication systems e.g. Radius / Kerberos / Oauth / etc
- Tools and methods used for cyber security
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Assessment Criteria
In order to receive a passing grade, students must achieve a minimum 40% average over all supervised tests and achieve 50% overall for the module.

Learning and Teaching Resource
Cisco Learning Management System
Computer network lab with Cisco Routers and Switches
Required Textbooks
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.

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