Computer Science

Security for Smart-devices:
Semester 1, City Campus

Recommended Preparation: COMPSCI 340 (Operating Systems)
Assessment: 10% Seminar, 30% Group Project, 60% Final Exam
Lecturers: Rizwan Asghar (Course Coordinator) and Nalin Arachchilage

Brief Description

This course covers security features supported by the different platforms for smart devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets). It provides an overview of the most popular OS platforms in the market. The course focuses on state-of-the-art in security for Android and iOS.

The second part of the course consists of student seminars based on research articles. The course also has a practical component, where students get self-organised in teams and operate as a startup to deliver a software artefact.

The course assessment includes 10% individual seminar, 30% group report, and 60% final exam.

Time and Location

  • Tuesday 11:00-12:00hrs ALR5/421W-301
  • Wednesday 11:00-12:00hrs ClockT029/105-029
  • Thursday 11:00-12:00hrs ClockT029/105-029
Learning Outcomes

A student will be able to:

  • Give basic advice on securing smart devices (Themes 1-6)
  • Criticise and appreciate technical literature on mobile security (Themes 1-5)
  • Demonstrate technical skills to increase security of smart devices (Themes 1-6)
  • Prepare and deliver an oral presentation on an advanced topic in mobile security (Themes 1,2,4,5)
  • Develop novel problem solving and research-informed ideas (Themes 1-6)

All the themes are defined in graduate profiles.


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