Course Title: Digital Risk Management and Information Security

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Digital Risk Management and Information Security

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2019


RMIT Online


620H Business IT and Logistics


Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Ian Storey

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5954

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09.035

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course presents you with a management overview of the field of Information Security and Assurance. You will be exposed to the spectrum of security and risk management activities, methods, methodologies, and procedures. Coverage will include inspection and protection of information assets, detection of and reaction to threats to information assets, and examination of pre and post-incident procedures, technical and managerial responses and an overview of the Information Security Planning and staffing functions.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. 

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Evaluate and assess the information security state of an organisation from a holistic perspective.
  2. Identify risks and select appropriate short and long term countermeasures.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity and cultural issues and be able to apply this in successfully managing people in security organisations.
  4. Recognize the relationship between business information needs and security concerns.
  5. Appraise the general nature and range of security technologies.
  6. Appraise issues related to the development of an Information Security Program.
  7. Research information security problems systematically, individually and in culturally diverse teams and to communicate the findings orally and as a business report/academic paper.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course, you will be encouraged to be an active and collaborative learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include assignments; recommended readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas. Through Canvas you will have access to a detailed teaching schedule, assessment requirements, notes, digitised readings, relevant internet links and access to the RMIT Library online. 

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT Library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

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: 10%
Linked CLOs: 5

Assessment Task 2: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Assessment Task 3: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 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.