CS263-15 Cyber Security

Academic year
20/21
Department
Computer Science
Level
Undergraduate Level 2
Module leader
Michael Gale
Credit value
15
Module duration
10 weeks
Assessment
Multiple
Study location
University of Warwick main campus, Coventry
Introductory description

The module aims to provide students with a grounding in the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of secure systems.

Module aims

The module aims to provide students with a grounding in the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of secure systems. This includes coverage of formal, pattern-based and domain-specific approaches to development, as well as the human factors relevant to secure systems.

Outline syllabus

This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

The emphasis of the module is on the specification, design, implementation and evaluation of secure systems. The outline below is illustrative of what will be covered, though the nature of computer security means that the specific topics covered will vary as developments dictate.

Secure Systems Development Context

Specification and Design

Evaluation and Maintenance

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

Indicative reading list

Please see Talis Aspire link for most up to date list.

View reading list on Talis Aspire

Subject specific skills

See syllabus

Transferable skills

Technical skills;
Communication skills;
Critical thinking;
Multitasking;

Study time

Type Required
Lectures 20 sessions of 1 hour (13%)
Supervised practical classes 20 sessions of 1 hour (13%)
Private study 110 hours (73%)
Total 150 hours
Private study description

Background reading of recommended texts.
Work on unsupervised practical assignment
Exam revision

Costs

No further costs have been identified for this module.

You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.

Students can register for this module without taking any assessment.

Assessment group D1
Weighting Study time
Unsupervised practical assignment 30%
2 hour examination (Summer) 70%

Exam

~Platforms - AEP


  • Online examination: No Answerbook required
Assessment group R
Weighting Study time
CS263 100%

Resit Exam

~Platforms - AEP

Feedback on assessment

Written Feedback given via Tabula

Past exam papers for CS263

Pre-requisites

This module is only available to students in the second year of their degree and is not available as an unusual option to students in other years of study.

Courses

This module is Optional for:

  • Year 2 of UCSA-I1N1 Undergraduate Computer Science with Business Studies
  • Year 2 of UCSA-G406 Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering
  • Year 2 of UCSA-G408 Undergraduate Computer Systems Engineering

This module is Option list A for:

  • Year 2 of UCSA-G500 Undergraduate Computer Science
  • Year 2 of UCSA-G503 Undergraduate Computer Science MEng

This module is Option list B for:

  • Year 2 of UCSA-G4G1 Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics
  • Year 2 of UCSA-G4G3 Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics