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					                       G53SEC




Revision & Exam Tips

       G53SEC




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Today’s Lecture:


   • Revision Summary + Tips
   • Exam Tips
   • Preliminary Coursework Feedback




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Lectures Overview:
   • Foundations of Security
   • Authentication and Identification
   • Access Control and Enforcement
   • Cryptography – only basics from Guest Lecture
   • Network Security
   • Hardware Security – Ross Anderson’s book
   • Software Security
   • Mobile Security
   • Copyright and Privacy – Ross Anderson’s book


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Revision Tips:


   • Lecture Slides
   • Gollmann – Theory and Definitions
   • Anderson – Hardware security, Copyright and Privacy,
   Examples in real life and failures
   • Guest Lectures – Examples of PKI/cryptography and
   example research and real life
   • Coursework Experience - Examples




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Exam Tips:


   • 1.5 hours
   • Answer ONE compulsory question and CHOOSE TWO
   more questions to answer
   • Past Papers
   • Module name changed from G5CSEC to G53SEC
   • Past papers available from student portal
   • Course content changed!
   • Questions will differ from past papers but they will be
   the most similar to last year’s
   • Format of exam paper the same
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Example Answer:


   Q: Name and give brief definition of the three goals of
   computer security.


   A: Confidentiality - The prevention of unauthorised users
   reading sensitive information
   Integrity - integrity   deals   with   the   prevention   of
   unauthorised writing
   Availability - The property of being accessible and
   useable upon demand by an authorised entity.



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Coursework Feedback:
Individual reports:
    • Varied volume of information
    • Few pages of report (1-3) vs 20-30 pages of report
    • Varied level of complexity
    • Professional vs. Funfair look!?
    • Your View?




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End:




   Thanks and good luck with the exam!




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