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Information Security PG (6682.5)

Level: Postgraduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Technology


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (194355) - View
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  • Semester 1, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (181500) - View
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  • Semester 1, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (145857) - 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 and evaluate information security risks in personal and organisational situations and report on these evaluations as appropriate;

3. Participate in the design of information security requirements; and

4. Critique and explain information security issues in light of current research.

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