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IT security. need proper referencing please.

Assessment item 2

Assignment 1

Value: 20%

Due date: 07-Apr-2017

Return date: 03-May-2017

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Write around 600 to 800 words for each of the short-essay questions. All questions are of equal value. You should provide credible references for each question according to the Faculty guidelines. 

Topic 1- Introduction to Information SecurityQuestion 1

Research the issue of social engineering in the context of cyber security and report your findings, including what the problem is, types of social engineering techniques, existing and potential protection mechanism and future trends. 

Topic 2 - CryptographyQuestion 2

Research the two generalized cryptographic schemes: symmetric and asymmetric encryption. Write a report comparing the two schemes. Your research should include the latest developments in this field along with classical concepts.Topic 3, 4 & 5 - Network Security fundamentals and FirewallsQuestion 3

Intrusion detection systems (IDS) are used to monitor a network or systems for malicious activity or policy violations. Research the issue of current trends in Network Intrusion Detection Systems and report your findings.

ReferencingAll sources of information must be appropriately referenced using the APA style ( http://student.csu.edu.au/library/integrity/referencing-at-csu  )

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