Looking at the security issues that surround networked mobile devices, you critically evaluate the various strategies which may be engaged to protect the data held on them.
You develop your ability to research and appraise the strategies that can be used to maximise bandwidth efficiency when mobile devices communicate with the world.
What you study
• Networks and protocol stacks
• IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) 802.11 standard overview
• IEEE 802.11e, physical layer security and jamming
• Wireless sensor networks and wireless embedded systems
• Multiple access schemes on wireless networks
• IEEE 802.11 passive and active scanning
• Cellular network and mobile IP
• Wireless sensor networks architecture
• Wireless sensor network routing and MAC protocols
• Security basics: Bash scripting
• Wireless network security: Bash and networks
• Bluetooth security: own cloud and Wireshark
• Zigbee: Nmap and Metasploit
• Future developments
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How you learn
You learn through our purpose-built, online environment.
You have access to a wealth of learning and are supported by expert staff in this field, and you work collaboratively to develop your technical skills and knowledge.
Content is provided in bite-size blocks utilising a range of tools, including:
• recorded keynotes
• video materials with associated activities
• readings and accompanying interactive exercises
• podcast/vodcast discussions and demonstrations
• discussion forums
• online case study analysis
• recordings of practical activities
• virtual classroom activities
• online supervision.
How you are assessed
You design a secure wireless network for a given case study and produce a research report.
A UK undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a cognate subject, or cyber and information security relevant knowledge and skills acquired through work experience
The credits gained from completing this short course could be used towards further study on our MSc Cyber Security (Online) course, or the on-campus equivalent, MSc Cyber Security.
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Our virtual learning environment (VLE) is the platform you use to access your online course
Teesside University online learning courses are delivered through the Brightspace Learning Environment.
Here are some of the benefits.
- You can use it on your smartphone, tablet and computer.
- And you can use it anytime, so that you can plan your learning to fit your own schedule.
- It's easy to use and navigate.
- Modules are set out by topics and themes. You can use the progress bar to understand where you are in your modules, and appreciate your achievements.
- We support you to become familiar with your VLE, helping you to start learning quickly.
- You get feedback, help and guidance from tutors throughout your course through the VLE, and you can ask questions at any time.
- Our tutors use a live activity feed to keep you updated about your course.
- You can create a student profile, collaborate with other students and take part in online discussion forums.