Course Title: ICT Information Systems Security

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: ICT Information Systems Security

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019


RMIT University Vietnam


620H Business IT and Logistics


Viet1 2016,
Viet3 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Vince Bruno

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5784

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course seeks to introduce students to the technical aspects of Information Systems (IS) security in the context of the modern enterprise. It builds on the students’ growing knowledge and experience of business to provide the background to the serious issues surrounding IS security. This course will bring students up to date with the latest IS threats to enterprises, their identification and management, and ultimately, mitigation and countermeasures.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Identify sources of critically up-to-date information on sources of Information Systems (IS) security threats.
  • Develop an appreciation of the economic impacts on enterprises of IS security threats.
  • Understand the technologies that allow IS security threats to be perpetrated.
  • Develop a set of technical and business skills that can be brought to bear against malicious IS security threats.
  • Become aware of power and political structures in enterprises that can help or hinder the development of a secure business environment.
  • Develop an understanding of the issues relating to the development of a balanced risk mitigation policy against the demands of “lean” and cost conscious businesses.
  • Develop awareness of ethical considerations and the current legal milieu of modern enterprises.

Overview of Learning Activities

This course requires students to participate in various learning activities. These activities comprise the following:

  • Attendance at and participation in lectures.
  • Directed Internet-based research on current issues.
  • Laboratory classes designed to supplement theoretical knowledge and to allow students the rich learning experience of a practical nature.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Resources that will assist you with your learning include notes, reference lists, library resources, computer laboratory and relevant software.

myRMIT is your gateway to your course site. This is where you will access:

  • Weekly lectures, prescribed readings, class activities and other course resources
  • Announcements and information about the course will be posted regularly on the site.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment for this course is on the basis of the satisfactory completion of a set of tasks. 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 may include 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 coordinator 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.