Organisational Information Security

Subject 615-360 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 2 lectures and up to 2 hours of tutorial sessions per week plus up to 6 hours per week of additional study and project work
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: 62.5 pts of second year information systems or computer science subjects.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Dr Atif Ahmad
Subject Overview:

This subject will expose students to the multi-faceted security models and strategies employed in the security of organisations. The subject will discuss issues such as critical infrastructure protection, information security, risk, emergency management, security governance, and the strategies defining security within organisations.

Students interested in enhancing their studies by understanding security within organisations will benefit greatly from this subject. Students will be encouraged to analyse security issues from multiple perspectives across physical and logical boundaries.

At the end of this subject, students should also have improved their collaborative work, research and analytical skills.

Assessment: Ongoing assessment of project work throughout the semester (40%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (60%). Satisfactory completion of both project work and the examination is necessary to pass the subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Information Systems

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