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CC5904 - IoT Security and Cloud Computing

[Offered in even-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject considers the security of Internet of Things (IoT) systems as well as the implementation of cloud-based data storage and analytics. Students will learn how to integrate an IoT system into a cloud computing framework for analysis and operational decision making. They will critically analyse the security issues in distributed IoT systems and identify strategies to reduce security risks. Other considerations include privacy, legal obligations, and ethical issues related to the increasing prevalence of data in society.

Learning Outcomes

  • integrate an IoT system into a cloud computing framework;
  • develop, implement, and evaluate a cloud-based backend for data storage, visualisation and analysis to support business and operational decision-making;
  • critically analyse IoT system security and ensure that all parts of an IoT system have been designed with security, privacy and ethical principles in mind;
  • recognise and respond appropriately to the social, legal and ethical implications of IoT and cloud computing technologies, applying a high level of judgement while being able to justify those decisions;
  • explain how cloud computing works, its benefits, limitations, relevance and uses for IoT systems.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Case study analysis - (30%) - Individual
  • Written > Project report - (50%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Practical assessment/practical skills demonstration - (20%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: CC5902


JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 21-Jul-2022
Coord/Lect: Dr Chao Chen.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 65 hours online collaboration sessions - Online resources including readings, screencasts, embedded quizzing
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: Online - JCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.