CIS2005 Principles of Information Security
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/ict/students/standards/default.htm.
There is an increased reliance on the Internet, networks, information systems and computing devices to provide access to information and systems anywhere and anytime. Hence business professionals must have a good understanding of the vulnerabilities and threats to information, systems and networks and the controls that prevent or limit the risks to an acceptable level. It is a goal of this course for business professionals to develop their skills and knowledge so that they can evaluate information security situations, identify specific threats, vulnerabilities, and clearly communicate and manage the risks. The ongoing commitment to effective information security including ethical and privacy considerations is also stressed in this course.