Course Title: Manage system security

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: COSC5294C

Course Title: Manage system security

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6068 - Advanced Diploma of Computer Science

Course Contact: Leonardo Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925-4711

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 50

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course introduces the student to concepts about managing system security as well as identifying threats to network systems. How to maintain a network and protecting data and to do an audit on a network. As well understand what computer viruses are and how to protect data using different encryption techniques that are available today. Understand the basic function of firewalls. What responsibilities do network administration cover?

Basic computer literacy and basic Internet experience are mandatory. Prior experience with computer hardware, binary maths, basic electronics and command line interfaces is desired but not mandatory.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITS118B Manage system security


• Identify appropriate controls

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• Identify threats to system

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• Implement additional security procedures

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• Incorporate controls into the system

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• Review audit needs

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Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

In this course  there will be series of lectures during the semester.
As well discussion of the topics that we cover during the semester.
There will be three assignment during the semester that covers the topics.
As well one final exams that covers the topics we have discussed.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 Introduction to data security
Week 2 Continue  in introduction to data security
Week  3 Computer Virus
Week 4 Computer ethics
Week 5+6 Security policy and Risk management
Week 7+8 Introduction to Data encrytpion
Week 9 Public v Private Encryption
week  10 PKI and PGP
week 11+12 Network Security
Week 12+13 Firewalls
Week 14 Quiz test
Week 15 Revision
week 16 Revision

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

All material for this course is on the learning hub.

Overview of Assessment

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including projects, assessments, quiz which are not assessed and final exam..

Final exam 50%

assignment 1 25%

assignment 2 250%

All assessment must be passed satisfactory.

Assessment Tasks

One final exam for 50%

Assignment 1 worth 20%

Assignment 2 worth 20%

Assignment 3 quiz test worth 10%

All assessment must be passed satisfactory.

Assessment Matrix

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