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CP3404 - Information Security

Credit points: 3
Year: 2022
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: (ADMISSION TO BACHELOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OR BACHELOR OF BUSINESS PLUS CP2414) OR (ADMISSION TO BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING - BACHELOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PLUS 18 CREDIT POINTS OF SUBJECTS INCLUDING CP1402) OR (18 CREDIT POINTS OF SUBJECTS INCLUDING 3 CREDIT POINTS OF CP SUBJECTS)
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP3302

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures, Practicals and Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 07-Apr-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 01-Dec-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures; Tutorials/Workshops/ Practicals; Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 38 hours - Combined Lectures, Practicals and Lecturer directed activities
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 25-Aug-2022
Workload expectations:

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

  • 0 hours
  • 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.