Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
|In this unit you will learn about the basic principles and techniques for maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of digital information. The basic topics covered include information security goals and threats, cryptographic algorithms, and procedures for safe and secure information flow. The advanced topics covered include incident response and contingency planning, standards and practices, and digital forensics. You will gain practical information security experience by working on a realistic and complex case study that involves opportunity to respond to a work-related information security dilemma and rationalise and communicate information security solutions. By the end of the unit, you will know how to apply symmetric encryption to ensure message confidentiality, as well as public-key cryptography for message authentication, and how to integrate basic information security principles into network, application and database systems.|
|Unit name||Information Security|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Term 3||On-Campus||Off-Campus||Domestic Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Term 3||On-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.
|LO1||Define the concepts of confidentiality, availability and integrity as they relate to information security.|
|LO2||Compare and contrast information security governance and management of information security.|
|LO3||Explain the principles of information security management in a variety of contexts.|
|LO4||Apply discipline based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations|
|LO5||Analyse and communicate core concepts related to discipline knowledge and practice|
|LO6||Analyse and evaluate applications of innovative and/or entrepreneurial practice|
|LO7||Develop and communicate understandings related to graduate attributes and transferable skills as adaptive practitioners|
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Field of Education|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Teaching material and tutorial support will be provided weekly through MyLO during the term.
Students will be required to attend two to three on campus practical sessions per term (2-3 hours per session).
Internet access is required for this course as students are required to access study materials provided online through MyLO. Please log into MyLO on the first day of each teaching period.
AT1: Online Quiz (20%)
AT2: Portfolio (including artefacts) (30%)
AT3: Case Study (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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