Information Security Consulting

Subject ISYS90070 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours





Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:


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%)

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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
Master of Philosophy - Engineering
Ph.D.- Engineering

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