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CIS2005 Principles of Information Security

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 20 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: CSC1401

Overview

Students entering the Information Communications and Technology profession need to develop a good understanding of the importance of information security for organisations and society. Students must have a good working knowledge of the role of information security in providing an appropriate level of confidentiality, integrity and availability while considering the legal, privacy and ethical implications. Students need to develop the knowledge and skills while using a range of security technologies and tools to identify potential threats and vulnerabilities that may exist in business systems and networks and manage security architecture and design and the associated risks and legal, privacy and ethical issues that may rise. This course provides students with an intermediate knowledge of the key principles necessary for managing the security of business information systems and networks.

Students study contemporary information security theory and practice in the context of threats, attacks and vulnerabilities that may exist in business systems and networks and the security controls that can be put in place to ensure that the risks are managed at an acceptable level. Students will develop their skills and knowledge so that they can evaluate information security situations. They will be able to identify specific threats, attacks, vulnerabilities, and manage security architecture and design legal, privacy or ethical issues that may arise. They will be able to clearly communicate and propose recommendations to manage the risks. Students will be assessed on their understanding of key concepts of information security and their ability to apply and communicate effectively contemporary information security theory and practice to real world problems in the assignments and the final examination.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 20 May 2022