|Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines|
|Unit Title||Overview of Network Security|
|Assessment Type||Individual Assignment|
|Assessment Title||Potential threats and mitigation tools for Network attacks (Assignment one)|
|Purpose of the assessment (with ULO Mapping)||Students should be able to demonstrate their achievements in the following unit learning outcome:|
|Weight||Assignment 1a - 5%|
Assignment 1b – 10%
|Total Marks||Assignment 1a - 20 Marks|
Assignment 1b - 40 Marks
|Word limit||Assignment 1a 1000 – 1500|
Assignment 1b 1000 – 2000
Assignment 1 is divided into two parts. Part A focuses on the recent attacks and security principles. Part B is about Attack detection and mitigation in Network. Once the first part is marked and constructive feedback is provided, the responses to the comments/feedback has to be tabulated and appended to Assignment 1b that would be submitted in Week 7.
Assume you have an interview for the cybersecurity analyst position with Regal Security Solutions Company. You are supposed to be prepared for the recent network attacks, their types, threats, and mitigation techniques. In this context write a report including the following sections, Part A and Part B:
Part A: Recent Network Attacks and Security Principles20 MARKS In this part of the assignment, select any three of the Network's recent attacks (which happened in the years 2016-2020). Carry out an in-depth literature review about these three attacks. Your discussion must address the following points with proper in-text citations.
Part B: Attack detection and mitigation in Network40 MARKS
In this part of the assignment, the students will reflect on the feedback for Part A and discuss how did it help them to accomplish the tasks for assignment Part B. In this part students will write a report discussing the following sections:
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