In this unit, students will be introduced to three different types of information security policies. These are enterprise information security policy, issue-specific security policy, and system-specific security policy. Students will learn how to identify risk using different strategies, including the use of different models, worksheets, and checklists. In addition, various certifications for verifying an individual's capabilities and identifying the key factors involved in monitoring the external and internal environment will be introduced in this unit.

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NIT5081 - Fundamentals of Cyber Security

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Justify recommendations to minimise security vulnerabilities to contemporary enterprise or other information systems;  
  2. Critique organisational security plans or policies and revise to reduce the vulnerability of the organisations;  
  3. Review and adapt information system security including logging tools;  
  4. Critically review and analyse a system for deploying the most appropriate security solution; and  
  5. Design and implement an information security and risk management system for enterprise or general purpose.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Laboratory Work Scenario-based laboratory exercises lab (10%) Practical applications Lab test (20%) 30%
Case Study In-class scenario based Case-study analysis 30%
Project Executive Report 40%
Project - Executive Report about risk analysis and mitigation (A report with about 1500 words focusing on?assessing security risks, threats and vulnerabilities to an organisation and implement appropriate information security protection mechanisms by analysing requirements, plans and IT security policies) The final project is due in week 8 of the delivery block.

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