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FIT5163

Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)

Synopsis

This unit provides students with in depth coverage of a range of security problems in information systems, namely physical security, network security and software security. Within these areas, topics covered include risk analysis, authentication, access control, and a range of cryptographic techniques. It looks at various management issues, including use and abuse of encryption, distributed systems authentication, contingency planning, auditing, logging and integrity management. A range of security applications are used as examples.

Objectives

At the completion of this unit students will:

  • have knowledge of risks, threats and the goals of information security;
  • understand various controls and their effectiveness for information security in an organisation;
  • be able to evaluate the effectiveness (both in terms of performance and limitations) of individual control techniques;
  • match the risk against controls and evaluate their applicability.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nandita Bhattacharjee

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs tutorials/wk

Prerequisites

Introductory knowledge of computing at the undergraduate level is assumed.

Prohibitions

FIT4016, CSE4892

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/units/fit5163/