Enterprise computer networks may be vulnerable to both inside and outside threats. Enterprise networks including Internet access, intranets, extranets and various business activities must be protected. Enterprise needs to manage and control security policies choosing from hundreds of available security rules. Within the network infrastructure there is security protection software including firewalls, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS), Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and Virtual Private Network (VPN) solutions. Important corporate information may be distributed across a variety of different systems. Networks have security point products - often from various vendors - with different security configurations. As IT Administrators, students will be faced with the task of Enterprise Security Management, which includes the coordination, implementation and monitoring of security attributes across varied, dispersed infrastructures. The dynamic nature of corporate networks means that they are no longer defined by physical boundaries, but instead by enterprise-wide information security policies. Students will learn how to deliver information security policies.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Audit an enterprise information system for security vulnerabilities;  
  2. Critique the strengths and weaknesses in security products and adapt security measures;  
  3. Review and adapt information system security including logging tools;  
  4. Critical review and analyse a system for deploying the most appropriate security solution;  
  5. Design and implement an enterprise information security management system.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Other Fortnightly lab submissions (10%) Lab Test (20%) 30%
Assignment Open book assignment 30%
Project Final Project 40%
The final project is due in week 8 of the delivery block.

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