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CZ4062 Computer Security (System Security)
On successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
a. Understand security mechanisms in modern computer systems, its role, and its importance;
b. Understand techniques for implementing security policies;
c. Use and operate access-control mechanisms;
d. Understand vulnerabilities associated with computer systems, and how they can be mitigated.
This course introduces computer security mechanisms at an elementary level.
1. Concepts and Terminology: security; confidentiality, integrity and availability; security policies; security models; mandatory and discretionary access control; access control matrix, capabilities and access control lists; information flow;
2. Security Models: information flow policies; role-based access control
3. Implementation of Mechanisms: security mechanisms in hardware and operating systems; memory management, memory protection and logical protection; access control lists
4. User authentication: passwords, biometrics and user tokens; identity management
5. Case Studies: Intel processor family; Windows; Unix
6. Operating system vulnerabilities: how they can be exploited and how they can be prevented
7. Software security: buffer overflows and exploits; validation.
Who Should Attend
Working professionals with prior knowledge of Computing and Algorithms, Data Structures and Operating systems. Or have read CZ2005 Operating Systems previously.

Pre-requisite: CZ2005 Operating Systems
Eligibility Criteria
Participants who have completed the Specialist Certificate in Software Basics II OR relevant Bachelor degree holder and Polytechnics Diploma with relevant work experiences.
Date(s): 09 Aug 2021 to 03 Dec 2021
Time: Refer to Class and Exam Schedules
Venue: TR+15
Closing Date of Registration: 30 Nov 2020
Course Fee Payable:(Inclusive of GST) Refer to the course fee table

E2I No
Academic Units (AU)
Number of AU: 3
Online Registration
Method of Payment
  1. Online Credit/Debit Card Payment (VISA and Mastercard only)
  2. Cash/Cheque/NETS payment at One-Stop@SAC (NTU Main Campus)
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Once payment is made, applicant is committed to the completion of course. Course fee refunds will not be considered.

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  3. Registration is non-transferable.
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  5. Student is required to complete all assessments for each course.
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