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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

1. The Security Operations Centre (SOC)

2. System security by design

3. Security information and event management (SIEM)

4. Security intelligence and system penetration testing

5. Digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) for safety critical systems

6. Critical infrastructure and security

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 and evaluate secure development operations, operating systems architectures and their security mechanisms
2identify and analyse prevalent threats to enterprise security
3install, configure and use appropriate tools to test and secure critical system services
4develop and validate response programs as a team to restore system operations following compromise of a system and forensically investigate the incident

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

  1. explain and evaluate secure development operations, operating systems architectures and their security mechanisms
  2. identify and analyse prevalent threats to enterprise security
  3. install, configure and use appropriate tools to test and secure critical system services
  4. develop and validate response programs as a team to restore system operations following compromise of a system and forensically investigate the incident

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills50%
Purple Team Project40%
Quiz10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills50%
Purple Team Project40%
Quiz10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Practical skills50%
Purple Team Project40%
Quiz10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

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