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Information Security (11487.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 2 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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  • Semester 1, 2021, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (200366) - View
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This unit examines the information security threats and vulnerabilities of IT-based information systems. A risk management approach is used to develop an understanding of the policies, practices and technologies needed to provide for an appropriate level of security. Information security policy is considered and the various security needs, from managerial to technical, are examined in the context of current and future information systems.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Understand organisational information security practices;

2. Analyse information security risks in personal and organisational situations and report on this analysis, as appropriate; and

3. Participate in the design of information security requirements.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Up to 39 hours per semester. The ONLINE offering of this unit is only available to students in the Bachelor of Information and Mainframe Technology.


11486 Systems Analysis and Modelling.



Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

6682 Information Security PG.

Equivalent Units

7162 Information Security.

Work Integrated Learning

Not Applicable

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