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CP3302 - Information Security

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Business

Information security covers not only confidentiality but also authentication, integrity, verifiability, and other more specific security countermeasures. The fields of information security, computer security, and information assurance are interrelated and share the common goals of protecting information, although they use different approaches. This subject is concerned with protecting information regardless of the form the information may take: electronic, print, or other forms.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the business need for information security, and the roles of professionals involved in information security within an organization;
  • Understand legal, ethical, and professional issues in information security. Understand how to maintain and perpetuate risk controls. Explain information security standards, policy and practices;
  • Understand firewall technology, and security tools such as intrusion detection, access control, and cryptography;
  • Understand the conceptual need for physical security, and the issues related to implementing information security.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically.
Prerequisites: CP1500
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP5603

Availabilities

Beijing UT, Study Period 68, Internal
Census Date 28-Jun-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (15%); problem solving assignment (2) (15%).

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Lecturers: <Person not found>, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (15%); problem solving assignment (2) (15%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (15%); problem solving assignment (2) (15%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (15%); problem solving assignment (2) (15%).

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 15-Nov-2012
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (15%); problem solving assignment (2) (15%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (20%); assignments (15%); problem solving assignment (2) (15%).

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