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


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: Bill Davey

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5969

Course Coordinator Email:

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:

  • Apply a set of IS and business skills that can be used to design and evaluate an information systems security architecture.
  • Identify Information Systems (IS) and other organisational assets and their related security threats and vulnerabilities, necessary to develop security solutions and mitigation strategies.
  • Apply security management and technical tools and knowledge to real-life case study situations.
  • Develop an understanding and explain the business context and considerations in developing an information security program.
  • Discuss and explain the ethical considerations and legal frameworks within which security decisions are made and cyber-crimes are investigated and prosecuted.
  • Develop an ability to communicate the results of security problem solving activities, individually and within a working group, and to frame judgments and security practice within enterprise-appropriate and ethical frameworks.

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

You are directed to appropriate reading material both from current journals and other literature in hard and digital form.

RMIT university will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course is on the basis of the satisfactory completion of a set of assignments, a class test and an exam. The assessment tasks are aligned with the learning outcomes of the course and are designed to assist you in completing the course successfully. The assessment includes both individual and group work.

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

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program director or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to the RMIT university assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document Assessment Policies and Procedures manual. The 1.2.4 Assessment Charter section of this document summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.