IT AND INFORMATION SECURITY

CSE3IIS

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject covers the fundamental concepts of IT and information security from an enterprise level perspective. Topics covered include: computer security, network security, operational security, information security, corporate compliance obligations, and real world examples.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKa Chan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites CSE2CN and one of MAT1DIS or MAT1CA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain and describe the objectives, principles, practices of and differences between IT & information security.

Activities:
Classes to present the material. Tutorials: questions to practice and enhance understanding of principles.

02. Explain and describe the information security framework, formalised documentation hierachy, and the maturity model.

Activities:
Classes to present the material. Tutorials: questions to practice and enhance understanding of principles.

03. Develop information security policies for corporates.

Activities:
Classes to present the material. Tutorials: questions to practice and enhance understanding of principles. Written assignment to develop research skills and to put theory in practice - develop an information security policy for an example company.

04. Explain and describe the IT security related technologies, including firewalls, IPS/IDS, Web security appliances, encryption and emerging security topics.

Activities:
Classes to present the material. Tutorials: questions to practice and enhance understanding of concepts.

05. Explain and give examples proving the importance of "The User" in Security and the vital role that Security Awareness plays in securing corporate environments

Activities:
Classes to present the material. Tutorials: questions to practice and enhance understanding of concepts. Written assignment to demonstrate some aspects and strategies of attacks.

06. Explain and give examples of corporate compliance obligations relating to security and how these relate to customers and corporate reputation.

Activities:
Classes to present the material. Tutorials: questions to practice and enhance understanding of concepts

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKa Chan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 2.5-hour final examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 800-word information security policy assignment20 03
One 800-word practical assignment on real-world practice in system protection20 05, 06
one quiz (400 words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06