Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Unit Code MN502
Unit Title Overview of Network Security
Assessment Type Individual Assignment
Assessment Title Security Issues
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) The purpose of this assignment is to develop skills to independently think of innovation. In this assignment students will first learn how to develop knowledge based on current state of the art of an emerging knowledge domain. Then they will learn how to identify plausible security issues in this emerging technology and finally learn the skill of adding knowledge to existing domain by theoretically developing the corresponding protection mechanism for a particular issue.
Total Marks 40
Word limit 1500
Due Date Week 11, 02/06/2017 11:55pm
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a completed Assignment Cover Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2 cm margins on all four sides of your page with appropriate section headings.
• Reference sources must be cited in the text of the report, and listed appropriately at the end in a reference list using IEEE referencing style.
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The purpose of this assignment is to develop skills to independently think of innovation. In this assignment students will first learn how to develop knowledge based on current state of the art of an emerging knowledge domain. Then they will learn how to identify plausible security issues in this emerging technology and finally learn the skill of adding knowledge to existing domain by theoretically developing the corresponding protection mechanism for a particular issue.
Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a rising concept in computer networking. It is possible to centralize software logically in order to control the behaviour of the network. In contrast to conventional network, in SDN, a network’s control logic is separated from the underlying physical routers and switches. This phenomenon allows network operators to write high-level control programs to specifying the behaviour of the whole network.
The assignment should be written in IEEE conference format: https://www.ieee.org/publications.../conferences/2014_04_msw_a4_format.doc
This assignment includes four parts
1. Literature review on Software Defined Networking (SDN).
2. Identify three current or future security issues in SDN.
3. Propose a possible solution for one of the threats identified in section (2).
4. Create a 7-10 minutes presentation and present your work in front of big audiences.
1. Literature review on Software Defined Networking (SDN)
You need to write 800 word literature on SDN. Your literature should be supported by at least three (3) academic (Journal/Conference) papers chosen from the current state of the art.
2. Identify three current or future security issues in SDN
In this section you will identify three security issues. These issues can be taken from current state of the art or could be evolved from your own independent innovative thinking. This section again must have to be supported by at least two (2) references.
3. Propose a possible solution for one of the threats identified in section (2). In this part you need to add knowledge to the existing knowledge domain of SDN. You need to choose one of the issues identified in previous section and propose a possible solution to this particular security issue.
4. Create a 7-10 minutes presentation and present your work in front of big audiences. You have to create a 7-10 minutes presentation to present your work in front of large audience
Section to be included in the report Description of the section Marks
Introduction Introduction of Software Defined Networks 5
Literature Review Literature review of Software Defined Networks 6
Three security vulnerabilities Discuss three security vulnerabilities of Software Defined Networks 6
Propose a possible solution Discuss a threat mitigation technique for one of the security vulnerability 6
Report Layout The report should be written in IEEE conference format 5
Reference style Follow IEEE reference style 4
Presentation Slides The presentation slides should be well organised and clear. 4
Oral Presentation Delivery of the presentation 4
Marking Rubric for Assignment #: Total Marks 40
Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
/5 All topics are pertinent and covered in depth. Ability to think critically and source material is demonstrated Topics are relevant and soundly analysed. Generally relevant and analysed. Some relevance and briefly presented. This is not relevant to the assignment topic.
/6 Finding is clearly linked and well justified
Finding is clearly linked and justified
Finding is linked and convincing
Finding is not linked and unjustified
Finding is not available
Three Security Vulnerabilities
/6 Exceptional discussion on security vulnerabilities for the system. Identifying highly sophisticated and well referenced vulnerabilities Exceptional discussion on security vulnerabilities for the system. Discussion on three security vulnerabilities Discussion on Two security vulnerabilities Unable to identify security vulnerabilities
Propose a possible solution
/6 Advance discussion on threats mitigation using latest technologies and procedures Good discussion on threats mitigation using technologies and procedures Good discussion on threats and mitigation Discussion on threats and mitigation Lacking discussion on threats and mitigation
/5 Well designed layout and proper formatting in IEEE Conference Style Well designed layout in IEEE Conference style Layout in IEEE Conference style Report layout and formatted but not in IEEE Conference style Report lacks a proper layout
/4 Clear styles with excellent source of references. Clear referencing style Generally good referencing style Sometimes clear referencing style Lacks consistency with many errors
/4 Well organised and resourceful Organised and resourceful Resourceful but could be better organised Resourceful slides Neither resourceful nor well organised
/4 Good delivery, easy to follow and good interaction Delivered, easy to follow and provided a level of interaction Delivered and provided a level of interaction Delivered No oral presentation