Data Security


This course deals with topics in cryptography and data security. Students learn fundamental technical tools for cryptography and data security, as well as how to combine the tools to support various security requirements in computerised data processing, data storing and communication.



  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. explain the main issues in data security

2. implement security measures in a workplace

3. evaluate the value of security and (on the other hand) the cost of providing security

4. continue to upgrade their knowledge of data security


  1. Information and number theory, finite fields
  2. Classical cryptography
  3. Contemporary symmetric cyphers
  4. Public key encryption
  5. Key management
  6. Authentication and digital signatures
  7. Network Security
  8. Privacy and Privacy Enhancing Technologies

Assumed Knowledge

SENG1110 SENG1120 MATH1510 or equivalent

Assessment Items

In Term Test: Midterm Test 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

In Term Test: Midterm Test 2

Quiz: Weekly Quizzes

Formal Examination: Formal Examination *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students must obtain 40% in the final exam to pass the course.

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term