Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester 2, 2017
Unit Code MN502
Unit Title Overview of Network Security
Assessment Type Individual
Assessment Title Security Challenges in Emerging Networks
Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping) The purpose of this assignment is to develop skills to independently think of innovation. Students will be able to complete the following ULOs:
d. Identify and report network threats, select and implement appropriate countermeasures for network security
e. Use security policies to manage operational security, and then administer those policies to ensure compliance by users in an organization
f. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviour with regard to network security.
Total Marks 50
Word limit 1500 - 2000
Due Date 29/09/2017 11:55PM
Submission Guidelines • All work must be submitted on Moodle by the due date along with a title Page.
• The assignment must be in MS Word format, 1.5 spacing, 11-pt Calibri (Body) font and 2.54 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.
Extension • If an extension of time to submit work is required, a Special Consideration Application must be submitted directly to the School's Administration Officer, in Melbourne on Level 6 or in Sydney on Level 7. You must submit this application three working days prior to the due date of the assignment. Further information is available at:
• Academic Misconduct is a serious offence. Depending on the seriousness of the case, penalties can vary from a written warning or zero marks to exclusion from the course or rescinding the degree. Students should make themselves familiar with the full policy and procedure available at: http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policies-procedures-and-guidelines/Plagiarism-Academic-Misconduct-Policy-Procedure. For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity Section in your Unit Description.
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.
Internet of Things (IoT) is an emerging area in computer networking. Internet of Things could refer to a network of devices with embedded technology including Sensors, Radio Frequency Identification tags, actuators, with the ability to continuously sense and exchange data to perform a range of tasks. The IoT will have a major impact on aspects of everyday-lives and behaviour of users. Security of Internet of Things is a prime concern.
The assignment should be written in IEEE conference format: https://www.ieee.org/publications_standards/publications/conferences/2014_04_msw_a4_format.doc
This assignment includes four parts
1. Literature review on Internet of Things (IoT)
You need to write 800 word literature on IoT. Your literature should be supported by at least three (3) academic (Journal/Conference) papers chosen from the current state of the art.
2. Analyse critically, three current or future security issues in IoT.
In this section you will analyse critically, three security issues in Internet of Things. These issues could be taken from the current state of the art or could be evolved from your own independent innovative thinking. This section must be supported by at least three (3) references.
3. Propose a possible solution for one of the threats identified in section (2).
In this part you need to apply knowledge to the existing knowledge domain of IoT. You need to choose one of the issues identified in the previous section and propose a possible solution to this particular security issue.
4. Create a 3 - 5 minutes presentation and present your work during the Lab.
You have to create a 3 - 5 minutes presentation to present your work in front of your class fellows and tutor during the Lab in Week 11.
The assignment should be submitted on the Moodle in two separate files:
1. The report should be submitted as a Word file
2. The presentation should be submitted as a PPT file
Section to be included in the report Description of the section Marks
Introduction Introduction of Internet of Things 5
Literature Review Literature review of Internet of Things 15
Analyse critically Analyse critically, three security vulnerabilities of Internet of Things. 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 5
Presentation Slides The presentation slides should be well organised and clear. 4
Oral Presentation Delivery of the presentation 4
Marking Rubric for Assignment #2: Total Marks 50
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.
/15 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
/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
/5 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