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ACC00222 - Computer Control Auditing and Security (2018)

2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

Availabilities:

LocationDomesticInternational
Melbourne N/A Session 1
Online Session 1 Session 1
Papua New Guinea - IBS Enga N/A Session 1
Papua New Guinea - IBS Port Moresby N/A Session 1
Sydney N/A Session 1

Unit aim

Covers the various controls which can be implemented in information systems to guard against both intentional and unintentional threats. Students will examine techniques by which combinations of controls can be jointly implemented to provide effective countermeasures against threats. Students will apply risk analysis techniques to the development of security plans and security strategies.

Unit content

Topic 1 Overview & fundamental concepts of computer security.

Topic 2 Cryptography

Topic 3 IT security risk assessment

Topic 4 IT security planning

Topic 5 Authentication

Topic 6 Access control & security models

Topic 7 Network security 1: malicious software

Topic 8 Network security 2: denial of service

Topic 9 Network security 3: intrusion detection & intrusion prevention

Topic 10 Human factors in security management & legal & ethical considerations

Topic 11 Physical & infrastructure security

Topic 12 Internet security

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Analyse information system and business context to counter both intentional and unintentional threats
2 Choose controls which can be implemented to counter threats to specific information systems assets
3 Describe the ethical and legal issues with respect to control and security of information
4 Apply risk analysis techniques to determine the controls and countermeasures
5 Develop security plans and security strategies for information systems.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Analyse information system and business context to counter both intentional and unintentional threats
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  2. Choose controls which can be implemented to counter threats to specific information systems assets
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. Describe the ethical and legal issues with respect to control and security of information
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  4. Apply risk analysis techniques to determine the controls and countermeasures
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. Develop security plans and security strategies for information systems.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.

Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online 15%
Exam: closed book 40%
Report 45%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online 15%
Exam: closed book 40%
Report 45%

Papua New Guinea - IBS Enga

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online 15%
Exam: closed book 40%
Report 45%

Papua New Guinea - IBS Port Moresby

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online 15%
Exam: closed book 40%
Report 45%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 3 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Online 15%
Exam: closed book 40%
Report 45%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.