Security and Risk Management

    Unit code: NIT6083 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    City Campus
    Footscray Park
    Online Real Time
    VU Brisbane
    VU Sydney
    NIT5081 - Fundamentals of Cyber Security
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    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.

    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.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Laboratory Work
    Grade: 30%
    Scenario-based laboratory exercises lab (10%) Practical applications Lab test (20%)
    Assessment type: Case Study
    Grade: 30%
    In-class scenario based Case-study analysis
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 40%
    Executive Report

    Required reading

    Readings will be made available via VU Collaborate.

    As part of a course

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