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CP3404 - Information Security

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject introduces current challenges in computer security and why security is difficult to achieve. It explores the importance of information security, and looks at the fundamental attacks (i.e. malware and social engineering attacks) including how to defend against them. It also covers the study of basic and advance cryptography, mobile devices security, access control and identity management, compliance and operational security.

Learning Outcomes

  • define information security, and describe the challenges of securing information;
  • describe different types of authentication services/credentials, and how awareness and training can provide increased security;
  • explain payloads of malware and types of social engineering psychological attacks;
  • explain the legal and ethical issues involved in information security;
  • describe symmetric/asymmetric cryptography, and evaluate the strengths of secure systems.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (50%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (10%) - Individual
  • Assignment 2 - (20%) - Individual
  • Assignment 1 - (20%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: CP2414 OR CC3501 OR (18 CREDIT POINTS OF SUBJECTS INCLUDING CP1402)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP3302

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Lecturer: Dr Art Suwanwiwat.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 2, Internal
Census Date 22-Jun-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Trimester 3, Internal
Census Date 05-Oct-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Lecturer: Mr Petteri Kaskenpalo.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 30-Nov-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours specialised
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 25 hours online activity
  • 13 hours online Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.