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CP3302 - Information Security

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

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.
Prerequisites: 18 CREDIT POINTS OF CP SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP5603

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coord/Lect: 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, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Lecturers: Mr Eugene McArdle, Dr Carrie Lui.
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, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 20-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Lecturer: Ms Sithira Vadivel.
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, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 13-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Lecturer: Ms Sithira Vadivel.
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%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Beijing UT, Internal, Study Period 68
Census Date 29-May-2014
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%).

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.