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An intrusion detection system (IDS) is a device or software application that monitors a network or system for malicious activities or breach of policy.

Research the concept of intrusion detection system (IDS) , in the context of cybersecurity and write a report documenting your findings. Your report should include the following:

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Classification of Intrusion Detection Systems
  • Detection Mechanisms
  • Conclusions & Future Trends

Rationale

This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

  • be able to explain fundamental information security concepts.
  • be able to discuss and debate some of the security implications of computer networks, including cryptography.
  • be able to communicate factors that relate to host and data security including vulnerabilities and patches and data protection mechanisms.
  • be able to explain and debate issues and concepts related to management of ICT security including security planning and policy development.

Marking criteria and standards

Assessable Components

HD
100% – 85%

DI
84% – 75%
CR
74% – 65%
PS
64% – 50%
FL
49% – 0
Introduction
(8 marks)
Comprehensive introduction to the topic. Comprehensive introduction to the topic. Minor omissions only. Introduction with some omissions. Partially complete but correct introduction to the topic. Fails to satisfy the minimum requirements as stated in the assessment.
Possible Marks
8.0 – 6.8 6.7 – 6.0 5.9 – 5.2 5.1 – 4.0 3.9 – 0
Background (10 marks) Comprehensive background grounded in existing literature and concepts. Comprehensive background grounded in existing literature and concepts. Minor omissions only. Background grounded in existing literature and concepts. Some omissions. Limited background information. Limited evidence of research. Fails to satisfy the minimum requirements as stated in the assessment.
Possible Marks 10.0 – 8.5 8.4 – 7.5 7.4 – 6.4 6.4 – 5 4.9 – 0
Classification of Intrusion Detection Systems
(24 marks)
Comprehensive description of classification of Intrusion Detection Systems, grounded in theory and literature. Comprehensive description of classification of Intrusion Detection Systems, grounded in theory and literature.
Minor omissions only.
Good description of classification of Intrusion Detection Systems. Evidence of research.
Some omissions.
Limited description. Limited evidence of research. Fails to satisfy the minimum requirements as stated in the assessment.
Possible Marks 24.0 – 20.4 20.16 – 18 17.76 – 15.6 15.36 – 12 11.76 – 0
Detection Mechanisms
(24 marks)
Comprehensive description of IDS detection mechanisms, grounded in theory and literature. Comprehensive description of IDS detection mechanisms, grounded in theory and literature.
Minor omissions only.
Mostly comprehensive description of IDS detection mechanisms. Evidence of research. Some omissions. Limited description. Limited evidence of research. Fails to satisfy the minimum requirements as stated in the assessment.
Possible Marks 24.0 – 20.4 20.16 – 18 17.76 – 15.6 15.36 – 12 11.76 – 0
Conclusions & future trends (24 marks) Analytical and clear conclusions drawn, well grounded in theory and literature. Good development shown in summary of concepts in the conclusion based in theory/literature. Evidence of findings and conclusions grounded in theory/literature. Limited evidence of findings and conclusions supported by theory/literature. Unsubstantiated/ invalid conclusions based on anecdote and generalisation only, or no conclusions at all.
Possible Marks 24.0 – 20.4 20.16 – 18 17.76 – 15.6 15.36 – 12 11.76 – 0
Presentation; referencing using APA referencing system including in text citations. (10 marks) Professionally presented report including all relevant sections as stated in the assessment. Faultless
referencing,
including
reference list and in text citations.
High quality
references.
Professionally presented report including all relevant sections as stated in the assessment. Minor omissions only.
Very good
referencing,
including
reference list and
in text citations.
High quality
references.
Professionally presented report including all relevant sections as stated in the assessment. Some omissions.

Good referencing,
including
reference list and
in text citations.
Good quality
references.

Average presentation.
Evidence of
rudimentary
referencing skills.
Mix of good and
poor quality
references.
Major omissions in presentation.
Sub-standard
referencing.
Poor quality
references.
Possible Marks 10.0 – 8.5 8.4 – 7.5 7.4 – 6.5 6.4 – 5.0 4.9 – 0
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