School of Physics, Engineering and Computer SciencePage 1 of 4Assignment Briefing Sheet (2020/21 Academic Year)Section A: Assignment title, important dates and weighting Assignment title:WiresharkGroup orindividual:Individual Module title:Cyber OperationsModulecode:7COM1068 Module leader:Stilianos VidalisModerator’sinitials: Submissiondeadline:14.01.202123:50Target date for return ofmarked assignment:29.01.2021 You are expected to spend about15hours to complete this assignment to asatisfactory standard. This assignment is worth50%of the overall assessment for this module. Section B: Student(s) to complete Student ID numberYear Code Notes for students• For undergraduate modules, a score above 40% represent a pass performance at honours level.• For postgraduate modules, a score of 50% or above represents a pass mark.• Late submission of any item of coursework for each day or part thereof (or for hard copy submissiononly, working day or part thereof) for up to five days after the published deadline, coursework relatingto modules at Levels 0, 4, 5, 6 submitted late (including deferred coursework, but with the exception ofreferred coursework), will have the numeric grade reduced by 10 grade points until or unless thenumeric grade reaches or is 40. Where the numeric grade awarded for the assessment is less than40, no lateness penalty will be applied.• Late submission of referred coursework will automatically be awarded a grade of zero (0).• Coursework (including deferred coursework) submitted later than five days (five working days in thecase of hard copy submission) after the published deadline will be awarded a grade of zero (0).• Regulations governing assessment offences including Plagiarism and Collusion are available fromhttps://www.herts.ac.uk/about-us/governance/university-policies-and-regulations-uprs/uprs (pleaserefer to UPR AS14)• Guidance on avoiding plagiarism can be found here:https://herts.instructure.com/courses/61421/pages/referencing-avoidingplagiarism?module_item_id=779436• Modules may have several components of assessment and may require a pass in all elements. Forfurther details, please consult the relevant Module Handbook (available on Studynet/Canvas, underModule Information) or ask the Module Leader. School of Physics, Engineering and Computer SciencePage 2 of 4Assignment Briefing Sheet (2020/21 Academic Year) This Assignment assesses the following module Learning Outcomes (from Definitive ModuleDocument):1. Develop a deep and systematic understanding and knowledge of Information Environments interms of deterrence, detection, protection and reaction to access,2. Critically reflect on the implementation and management of offensive Cyber Operations at alllevels,3. Design and undertake substantial investigations under the context of situational awareness,4. Demonstrate self-direction and creativity in designing and developing a cyber defenceenvironmentAssignment Brief:This is an individual assessment. It is expected that the report will be in the region of 1500 words.You are expected to conduct an analysis of the network packet capture that will be made available to you,using Wireshark. You are required to present your findings in a factual manner to convince decisionmakers of a large corporation on business strategies.The capture will be made available to you in LB154 and through Canvas. The analysis rig you will have touse for this activity is setup in the CSC Labs but because of UH policies on Covid-19, you will have to useWireshark from your own device.The deadline is on the 14.01.2021 by electronic submission via Canvas.Please see the table underneath for the expected structure of the report and for the breakdown of themark allocation. Although there are no allocated marks for references and bibliography you are expectedto use appropriate peer reviewed sources for supporting your arguments, and an appropriate referencingstyle as per the University regulations.Assignment 2 Structure and Criteria MarkAvailableStatistical analysis (network boundaries, active nodes, external sources,type of traffic and protocols)20Activity narrative and attack identification (of one attacker) 20Attack explanation (of one attacker) 10Total 50Submission Requirements:You are required to submit a PDF report using the submission link provided on Canvas. You are expectedto demonstrate an insight into the implications of the problem introduced in each task by using clear andconcise arguments. The report should be well written, showing good skills in creativity and design.Sentences should be of an appropriate length and the writing style should be brief but informative.Remember, cyber operators report on facts and avoid comments and generalisations!Marks awarded for:Please see last page for what the assessors will be looking for in your reports. A rubric will be provided onCanvas. School of Physics, Engineering and Computer SciencePage 3 of 4 Type of Feedback to be given for this assignment:In-course formative feedback and individual personalised summative feedback.Formative feedback will be given for assignment through Canvas and during the scheduled sessions asper the module delivery plan. Individual personalised summative feedback will be given through Canvasfor the final submission. Every week, Review & Reflection questions related to the assessment activitieswill be posted on Canvas. These questions will help you to reflect on the activities you will be undertakingas part of the assessed work for the module, self-assess your work as you progress through the moduleand help you understand the subject better.Feedback is not just the marks and the commentary at the end of the module – it is also the regular verbaladvice about your work as you undertake the scheduled activities. If you fail to participate to the scheduledsessions and you fail to engage with the class and with the instructors, you will not receive feedback. School of Physics, Engineering and Computer SciencePage 4 of 4Overall Grade DescriptionThe follow descriptions provide the characteristics that would define achievement at the stated levels. CriteriaFail (< 40)Marginal Fail (40 – 49)Pass (50 – 59)Good (60 – 69)Excellent (>70)No statistical analysis (or analysis iswrong). No attack identification. Noattack explanation. Very week reportstructure. Lack of originality.Statistical analysis is undertaken but itmay contain mistakes. One attack hasbeen identified. Vague explanation ofone attack. Report structure is notappropriate.Complete statistical analysis. Oneattack is clearly identified andexplained but link with the pcapfile is weak.Very good level of knowledge &understanding is demonstrated.Complete statistical analysis.Report provides completeidentification of one attack andcomprehensive explanation. Linkwith pcap file and evidence of theanalysis are very strong. Analysismay contain some errors.High academic learning abilityachieved with excellentunderstanding of the variousattacks, demonstratingprofessionalism andmethodological thinking inconducting the analysis. Highlydeveloped piece of work. Noerrors.
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