Information Security Consulting

Subject ISYS90070 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

June, Parkville - 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: 3 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Dr Atif Ahmad


Subject Overview: You will be introduced to a range of information security consulting services provided by industry. The subject will introduce information security issues in organizations such as security risk assessment, incident response and disaster recovery, knowledge leakage, systems and network security, and governance and culture. You will develop an appreciation for the kinds of consulting services that can be developed and marketed to industry in each of these areas. Consulting techniques in proposal writing, pricing, and marketing to prospective clients will also be discussed.

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • identify a range of opportunities for information security consulting in organizations;
  • develop and document a competitive business proposal to undertake information security consulting services inside an organization;
  • describe a high-level strategy for managing an organization’s information security issues;
  • appreciate the critical role of information security in organizations and the controls available for enforcement.

A group Seminar paper of 2,500 words (20%); a group seminar presentation (10%); a group-lead discussion (20%); a group consulting proposal (50%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: A range of readings will be provided during the course, including current articles and reports.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

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