Computer Science

COMPSCI 316: Cyber Security
Semester 2, City Campus

Prerequisites: COMPSCI 210 and COMPSCI 215
Assessments: 20% Assignments and Tutorials, 20% Test and 60% Final Exam
Lecturers: Rizwan Asghar (Course Coordinator) and Manoranjan Mohanty
Tutor: Samuel Dobson

Brief Description

The course introduces various concepts related to software, system and network security. It covers a range of topics including attacks on privacy and attack surface, static and dynamic analysis of malware, hardware security (trusted computing base, secure boot, and attestation), network security and some hot topics in cryptography including elliptic curve, blockchain and bitcoin.

Time and Location

  • Tuesday 16:00-17:00 hrs 303-G20
  • Wednesday 16:00-17:00 hrs 303-G20
  • Thursday 16:00-17:00 hrs 303-G20


There is a compulsory tutorial every week except Week 1 and Week 7. There are multiple tutorial streams, and you are supposed to join one of them. To choose and join a tutorial stream, click here.


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