Critically analyse the relationship between human trust, and the technological tokens that represent trust, in cyber systems
Design a security architecture that satisfies the security needs of a given scenario, potentially spanning multiple platforms
Apply cryptographic techniques and configure systems to achieve desired security objectives
Secure systems have a singular goal - to concurrently enable things to happen that should happen, whilst preventing things from happening that should not happen. Within that simplicity are deep challenges: defining the contextually contingent sets of should and should not; anticipating what the future might bring; determining the extent of the system.
This module is concerned with deliberately choosing good patterns of implementation for the long-term well being of the system.
Module content will cover:
- design and development considerations
- selecting and applying core technologies
- recognising security needs on, across and between platforms
- network security
- human factors
- security systems development
Delivery and assessment
10 half-day sessions will be regularly spaced across Year 2. Within each half day session, there will be a mix of lecture, tutorial and practical activity.
Assessment is 100% coursework for this module.
A level: AAB (STEM subjects preferred)
IB: 36 points (STEM subjects preferred), with a minimum of 4 in English
Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)
3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
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