Organisational Information Security

Subject 615-360 (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

Lectures and tutorials.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
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 total time commitment.

62.5 pts of second year level 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.

Objectives: .

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 potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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