Assessment Details and Submission Guidelines
Trimester T1, 2019
Unit Code MN502
Unit Title Overview of Network Security
Assessment
Type
Group Assignment (Maximum 3 Students in a group)
Assessment
Title
Security in Networked Systems (Assignment 2)
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:
c. Explain the major methodologies for secure networks and what threats
they address;
d. Identify and report network threats, select and implement appropriate
countermeasures for network security.
Weight 20%
Total Marks 65
Word limit 1800 – 2200
Due Date 05:00PM, Thursday 30/05/2019
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:
http://www.mit.edu.au/about-mit/institute-publications/policiesprocedures-and-guidelines/specialconsiderationdeferment
Academic
Misconduct
 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/policiesprocedures-and-guidelines/Plagiarism-Academic-Misconduct-PolicyProcedure. For further information, please refer to the Academic Integrity
Section in your Unit Description.
Unit Code: MN502 Unit Name: Overview of Network Security Page#2 of 4
Prepared by: Dr Wanod Kumar Moderated by: Dr S M Farhad April, 2019
Assignment Description
Royal Consulting Services (RCS) provides security consulting and services to over 300 clients across a
wide range of enterprises in Australia. A new initiative at RCS is for its two offices in Sydney and
Melbourne to provide internships to students who are pursuing their postgraduate studies in reputed
institutes in Sydney and Melbourne in the Networking domain.
To evaluate suitable candidates for this prestigious internship program, RCS has asked applicants to
prepare a detailed report and a presentation addressing the following sections:
A. Google Dorking (maximum 600 Words)
Google Dorking, or using advanced Google search techniques to find sensitive information,
has been linked to “online dumpster diving.” Use Library/Internet resources to research
Google dorking. Based on your research address following:
1. How the following advanced Google search engine operators are used:
allintext, allintitle, allinurl, cache, filetype, inanchor, intest, intitle, link, site, +, |, and *
2. Use at least four of the operators to create potential Google dorking searches and provide
discussion with snapshots.
3. Identify and discuss how easy is it for a threat actor to use Google dorking?
4. Provide recommendations for users and organisations to combat Google dorking.
B. Recommended Cryptoperiods (maximum 600 Words)
A cryptographic key is a value (essentially a random string of bits) that serves as input to an
algorithm, which then transforms plain text into ciphertext (and vice versa for decryption).
One of the important characteristic that determines key strength is its cryptoperiod. Or the
length of time for which the key is authorised for use.
1. From current literature survey, critically analyse and discuss cryptoperiods for hash,
symmetric, and asymmetric algorithms. Find at least three sources for each of the
algorithms (select two algorithms from each category).
2. Draw a table to list the algorithms and the recommend time, and then calculate the
average of each.
3. Provide recommendation on the cryptoperiods for each selected algorithm.
C. Cloud Computing (maximum 600 Words)
Cloud computing is a pay-per-use computing model in which customers pay only for the
online computing resources they need. It is a model for enabling convenient, on demand
network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers,
storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal
management effort or service provide interaction. Based on your research and analysis
1. Discuss the importance of cloud computing in today’s world. Explain four service models
in the cloud computing.
2. Explain one security protection for cloud computing used in an organization.
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3. Compare Microsoft Azure with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Create a table that lists at
least five options. Include the advantages and disadvantages of each. Which would you
recommend? Why?
4. Would you recommend the cloud computing for your school? Justify your
recommendation.
D. Compare Protocol Analysers (maximum 600 Words)
A protocol analyser is a hardware or software that captures packets to decode and analyse
their contents. Network traffic can be viewed by a stand-alone protocol analyser device or a
computer that runs protocol analyser software.
1. Analyse and discuss the importance of protocol analysers from an enterprise point of
view.
2. Research any two protocol analysers (such as Wireshark, Colasoft Capsa, and Microsoft
message Analyser) and compare their features.
3. Download and install each selected product on your personal /lab computer using Virtual
machine (Kali Linux /Windows 8.1 Professional) in Virtual Box. Perform protocol analysis
(provide snapshots)
4. Which analyser would you recommend? Justify your recommendation.
E. References
Must consider at least five current references from journal/conference papers and books.
Must follow IEEE Transactions on Networking style.
Note: Every group will create a 7-10 minutes presentation and present their work front of your
class fellows and tutor during the Lab in Week 11.
[Source: M. Ciampa, Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, 6th ed. Cengage, 2018.]
Submission Guidelines
 The assignment should be submitted on the Moodle in two separate files:
o The report should be submitted as a Word file
o The presentation should be submitted as a PPT file
 Do not use Wikipedia as a source or a reference.
 Make sure you properly reference any diagram/graphics used in the assignment.
Marking criteria for Assignment #2
Section to be included Description of the section Marks
Google Dorking Based on your research address following:
1. How the following advanced Google search
engine operators are used:
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Unit Code: MN502 Unit Name: Overview of Network Security Page#4 of 4
Prepared by: Dr Wanod Kumar Moderated by: Dr S M Farhad April, 2019
allintext, allintitle, allinurl, cache, filetype,
inanchor, intest, intitle, link, site, +, |, and
*.
2. Use at least four of the operators to create
potential Google dorking searches and
provide discussion with snapshots.
3. Identify and discuss how easy is it for a threat
actor to use Google dorking?
4. Provide recommendations for users and
organisations to combat Google dorking.
Recommended
Cryptoperiods
1. From current literature survey, critically
analyse and discuss cryptoperiods for hash,
symmetric, and asymmetric algorithms. Find
at least three sources for each of the
algorithms (select two algorithms from each
category).
2. Draw a table to list the algorithms and the
recommend time, and then calculate the
average of each.
3. Provide recommendation on the
cryptoperiods for each selected algorithm.
12
Cloud Computing 1. Discuss the importance of cloud computing in
today’s world. Explain four service models in
the cloud computing.
2. Explain one security protection for cloud
computing used in an organization.
3. Compare Microsoft Azure with Amazon Web
Services (AWS). Create a table that lists at
least five options. Include the advantages and
disadvantages of each. Which would you
recommend? Why?
4. Would you recommend the cloud computing
for your school? Justify your
recommendation.
12
Compare Protocol
Analysers
1. Analyse and discuss the importance of
protocol analysers from an enterprise point of
view.
2. Research any two protocol analysers (such as
Wireshark, Colasoft Capsa, and Microsoft
message Analyser) and compare their
features.
3. Download and install each selected product
on your personal /lab computer using Virtual
machine (Kali Linux /Windows 8.1
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Professional) in Virtual Box. Perform protocol
analysis (provide snapshots)
4. Which analyser would you recommend?
Justify your recommendation.
References Must consider at least five current references from
journal/conference papers and books. Must follow
IEEE Transactions on Networking style.
5
Oral Presentation Delivery of the presentation (quality of the
presentation, depth of knowledge on the material
presented and ability to answer questions asked by
the audience)
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Total Marks 65
Marking Rubric for Assignment #2
Grade
Mark
HD
80% +
D
70%-79%
CR
60%-69%
P
50%-59%
Fail
<50%
Excellent Very Good Good Satisfactory Unsatisfactory
Google
Dorking
/12
A very detailed
and very clear
discussion
A well written
and clear
discussion .
Generally good
discussion .
Very brief
discussion.
Poor discussion
with irrelevant
details
Recommended
Cryptoperiods
/12
A very clear and
in-depth
discussion
about
Cryptoperiods
Very clear
discussion about
Cryptoperiods
Generally good
discussion about
Cryptoperiods
Brief discussion
about the
Cryptoperiods
Poor discussion
about
Cryptoperiods
with irrelevant
information
Cloud
Computing
/12
A very detailed
and very clear
discussion
about Cloud
Computing
Very clear
discussion about
Cloud
Computing
Generally good
discussion about
Cloud
Computing
Brief discussion
about Network
Cloud Computing
Poor discussion
with irrelevant
information
Compare
Protocol
Analysers
/12
An in-depth and
very clear
discussion
about the
Protocol
Analysers
Very clear
discussion about
the Protocol
Analysers
Generally good
discussion about
the Protocol
Analysers
Brief discussion
about the
Protocol
Analysers
Irrelevant
discussion about
the Protocol
Analysers
References
/2
Clear styles with
excellent source
of references.
Clear
referencing style
Generally good
referencing style
Unclear
referencing style
Lacks
consistency with
many errors.
Oral
Presentation
/10
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

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