MIS731 - Information Security and Governance


2018 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Not offered in 2018

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Graeme Pye


For M722 Students Only: Completion of 8 credit points of Postgraduate level study of which at least six must be MIS-coded units

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour class per week.
Cloud(online): 11 x 3 hour class (recordings provided) + 3 X 1 hour online seminar


Security and its governance have now become key issues for all organisations. In this unit Information Security and Governance you will learn to examine how organisations and professionals operate securely in the Information Age and understand the importance of developing structures, policies, procedures, processes and controls to protect information.

Within this unit you will explore organisational information security risks and different approaches that organisations can use to mitigate these risks and implement security plans and processes. You will also examine the role of governance from both a technological and organisational perspective, for example understanding the issue of complying with governance standards and synthesising this knowledge into understanding how policies are developed with governance in mind.


Assessment 1 (Group of 3) - Written Assignment - Industry based problem (2500-3000 words) - 30%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Written assignment - based on industry problem (1000-1500 words) - 10%

Examination (2 hours) - 60%

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination

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