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CP3404 - Information Security

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
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 payloads of malware and types of social engineering psychological attacks;
  • describe different types of authentication services/credentials, and how awareness and training can provide increased security;
  • describe symmetric/asymmetric cryptography, and different transport encryption protocols.

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 6 CP OF CP SUBJECTS AND 12 CP OF SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CP3302

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi, Dr Art Suwanwiwat.
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 Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 11-Mar-2021
Lecturer: Dr Paul Darwen.
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 Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 07-Oct-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Lecturer: Dr Paul Darwen.
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 51, Internal
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Lecturer: Dr Shailey Chawla.
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 02-Dec-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Lecturer: Mr Petteri Kaskenpalo.
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 26-Aug-2021
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi, Dr Art Suwanwiwat.
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 26-Aug-2021
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Hossein Ghodosi.
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.