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Network and Web Based Security

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Oliver Bills
Academic year

Module overview

The module complements the Foundations of Cyber Security module for Cyber Security MSc students by providing a practical grounding in cyber security practices in larger scale, networks, distributed systems and web applications. The module is also offered to select other MSc programmes.

The aims at a high level are to:

  • Investigate security issues around web-based and networked systems

- Review a variety of security frameworks, standards and best practices, and understand how to apply these to exemplar scenarios

  • Implications of passive monitoring for communication software systems

  • Provide examples of posture assessment, network penetration testing and exploring system vulnerabilities