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DAS704 Security of data and systems

DAS704 Security of data and systems 
 Campus:  Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh, NSW 2015
 Units of Credit:  6
 Prerequisite or Corequisite:  DAC600 Computer information systems, or DAD802 Technology, society and ethics
 EFTSL*:  0.125
 Indicative Contact Hours per Week:  3
 Tuition Fee  See Tuition Fee Schedule
 Application Date:  See Key Dates
 Unit Overview:

This unit addresses the security of data and systems by highlighting the principles of computer and network security and the underpinning technical principles of cyber security. It examines networks and the internet as sources of security threats and solutions and evaluates the security issues that data and information management-handling organisations face. The unit covers cyber stalking, fraud, and abuse as well as Denial of Service (DOS) attacks, malware, and evaluates various techniques used by hackers to attempt to penetrate the systems and exploit data. Furthermore, it also covers industrial espionage in cyberspace and the role of encryption. The principles of computer security technologies related to internal security policies in managing data and system security are critically reviewed . Network and vulnerability scanning are also evaluated. Cyber terrorism and information warfare, and the role of cyber detective and cyber forensics are examined and assessed. Cybersecurity engineering fundamentals in the context of data and systems management, and the internal and external Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) for security service management, are analysed and assessed. Finally, societal, political, legal and professional issues in data and systems security are critically reviewed in this unit.

 *EFTSL = Equivalent full-time study load