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Unit description

Provides insight into information and system security from a management perspective. Students will learn to identify, assess and manage risks to business information systems security. The unit also covers models and practices for designing and implementing information system security as well as issues related to the legal and ethical implications of information system security management. 

Unit content

Task 1: The role of management of Information Security
Task 2: Planning and policies for Information Security
Task 3: Risk assessment and controlling risk of Information Security
Task 4: Models for and practices of Information Security
Task 5: Protection devices and personnel Security and Information Security
Task 6: Legal and ethical considerations regarding Information 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:
1analyse the need for managing security of digital information and information systems.
2analyse models and practices for managing security of digital information and information systems.
3articulate the human factors, legal and ethical issues with respect to managing security of digital information and information systems.
4conduct risk assessment regarding the security of digital information and information systems and develop strategies for controlling risks.

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

  1. analyse the need for managing security of digital information and information systems.
  2. analyse models and practices for managing security of digital information and information systems.
  3. articulate the human factors, legal and ethical issues with respect to managing security of digital information and information systems.
  4. conduct risk assessment regarding the security of digital information and information systems and develop strategies for controlling risks.

Prescribed texts

  • E-version of text is also available through publisher website: Whitman, ME & Mattord, HJ, 2017, Management of Information Security, 5th edn, Cengage Learning, USA. ISBN: 13: 978-1305501256, 10: 130550125X.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Assessment
Risk Management Exercises50%
Reflective writing10%
Policy and Regulation Development/Analysis Exercises40%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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