Course Title: Digital Business Security and Risk Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Business Security and Risk Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021


City Campus


665H Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain


Sem 1 2022,
Sem 1 2023


Informatics Comp School SGP


620H Business IT and Logistics


Offsh 1 09


RMIT University Vietnam


620H Business IT and Logistics


Viet2 2016,
Viet1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Shahriar Kaisar

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7499

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80 Level 8

Course Coordinator Availability: Please check with Course Coordinator.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will provide a broad understanding of current information systems security principles, architecture and practices. The technical, legal and management issues involved in the implementation and auditing of system security controls and the impact of emerging information technologies and security practices will be considered. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the importance of the proper implementation and management of security controls for information systems.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

CLO1: Apply a set of IS and business skills to design and evaluate an information systems security architecture.

CLO2: Develop security solutions and mitigation strategies to address security threats and vulnerabilities for Information Systems (IS) and other organisational assets.

CLO3: Apply security management and technical tools and knowledge to real-life case study situations.

CLO4: Explain the organisational and technical issues to consider when constructing an information security program that is aligned with a specific business context.

CLO5: Explain the importance of ethical considerations and legal frameworks within which security decisions are made and cybercrimes are investigated and prosecuted.

CLO6: Frame judgements and communicate the results of security problem solving activities, individually and within a group.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course requires you to participate in various learning activities including attendance at and participation in lectures, online research on current issues and class exercises to facilitate a rich learning experience of a practical nature.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period. 

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 6

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.