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Unit description

Provides insight into enterprise security from a management perspective. Assesses security needs by identifying security threats and vulnerabilities in the systems and the deployment of digital business security. Review of different models, practices, policies and programs for designing and implementing security. Legal and ethical implications of security management are also considered. 

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify and describe the various threats to the security of digital information and information systemsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
2analyse models and practices for managing security of digital information and information systemsKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3investigate the human management aspects of security in an enterprise including roles, responsibilities and personalities, and the impact on trading partnersIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4review and describe the major legal and ethical issues with respect to managing security of digital information and information systemsKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5analyse the need for managing security of digital information and information systems Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
6undertake risk assessment regarding the security of digital information and information systems and develop strategies for controlling risk.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learningCommunication and social skills

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

  1. identify and describe the various threats to the security of digital information and information systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. analyse models and practices for managing security of digital information and information systems
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. investigate the human management aspects of security in an enterprise including roles, responsibilities and personalities, and the impact on trading partners
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. review and describe the major legal and ethical issues with respect to managing security of digital information and information systems
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. analyse the need for managing security of digital information and information systems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. undertake risk assessment regarding the security of digital information and information systems and develop strategies for controlling risk.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

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