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LocationDomesticInternational
Coomera
Gold Coast
Online
Term1,4
N/A

Unit description

Gives students knowledge and skills to secure and operate networked information systems including their software, applications and services. Students will learn about operating systems, their security mechanisms and the prevalent security threats to hosts and applications as well as how to defend a networked information system against these security threats.

Unit content

Topic 1: Operating systems architecture and security mechanisms

Topic 2: Prevalent security threats to hosts and applications

Topic 3: Install, configure and secure operating systems and their services

Topic 4: System penetration testing

Topic 5: System attack vector analysis

Topic 6: Business continuity planning and implementation

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1explain operating systems architectures and their security mechanisms
2identify and analyse prevalent security threats to hosts and applications
3install, configure and secure important operating systems services
4conduct penetration testing against a networked information system
5design and verify plan to restore the system operation in case of a security breach.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain operating systems architectures and their security mechanisms
  2. identify and analyse prevalent security threats to hosts and applications
  3. install, configure and secure important operating systems services
  4. conduct penetration testing against a networked information system
  5. design and verify plan to restore the system operation in case of a security breach.

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills20%
Practical skills50%
Exam: closed book30%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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International

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