1 x 120-minute lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
Enrolment not permitted
COMP4701 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
General understanding of computer technologies and applications such as can be obtained in first year level introductory computing topics.
Topic description

The topic is concerned with the management and security of information and computer infrastructure. Areas covered include: strategic information systems, system integration issues, change and migration, risk management, security planning, disaster recovery planning, security auditing, information security, physical security, personnel security, operations security, communications security, cryptography, computer forensics, legal and ethical issues. Recent publications in the area will be reviewed.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide an overview of the issues associated with managing and securing the information technology infrastructure of an Enterprise. Contemporary techniques and technologies are highlighted. It improves student skills in preparing and presenting technical reports on aspects of information management and computer security.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Understand the purpose and context of a range of typical business information systems
  2. Understand the importance of securing the information of an organisation
  3. Recognise the security issues associated with the integration of various information systems within an enterprise
  4. Understand the principles of computer security
  5. Analyse security risks and prepare information and computer security plans
  6. Prepare and present consultant's reports on aspects of computer security
  7. Critically analyse publications in the area of computer security

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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