IT Security in Business

10 Units

An explosion of computer and internet technologies has created new threats that affect all sectors of society, from governments and business to social networks. Consequently, IT security awareness and management has become an integral part of all areas of life. In managing modern business, it is necessary to both assess security needs and evaluate the cost of providing or not providing security.

This course provides an introduction to the dynamic area of IT Security and its relationship to business and society. Topics include cryptography, network and system security, with special attention paid to usable security.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Availability Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand a variety of IT security attacks, mechanisms and services
  2. Apply fundamental technical skills to assess security threats, vulnerabilities and risks
  3. Apply the necessary skills for bridging the gap between managers and technical personnel to enable efficient communication and decision making

This course covers topics of IT security including:

  1. Security attacks, mechanisms and services
  2. Fundamentals of cryptography and authentication
  3. Network and wireless network security
  4. System security: malware, intruders, firewalls
  5. Usable security
Assessment Items
  • Quiz: Quiz 1
  • Quiz: Quiz 2
  • Presentation: Presentation
  • Report: Report

Contact Hours

Sydney Elizabeth Street


Face to Face On Campus 12 hour(s) per Term Full Term
12 hours of lectures spread over 3 teaching weekends


Face to Face On Campus 4 hour(s) per Term Full Term
One 4 hours seminar in final week of course


Face to Face On Campus 8 hour(s) per Term Full Term
8 hours of workshops spread over 3 teaching weekends

Timetable 2017 Course Timetables for COMP6001
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