CS3273 - Data Protection and System Security

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Computer Science
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course is aimed at developing a solid understanding in data privacy, protection and system security for students with no or little knowledge of computer system and network architectures.  Student will acquire adequate understanding on different components in operating systems and network, be able to identify threats at different levels, acquire skill to specify and evaluate appropriate security measures for attacks.  These skills will then be applied to address issues of data privacy, security and integrity. Available and emerging tools for attack, intrusion detection, access control and data protection will also be introduced.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
For a student to pass the course, at least 30% of the maximum mark for the examination must be obtained.
Detailed Course Information