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SIT704 - Advanced Topics in Digital Security

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Lei Pan





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin. Students will have the opportunity to participate in online consultation sessions.


This unit covers access control, identity management, system security, biometric security, and cyberspace security and safety. This unit aims to equip students with contemporary IT security theories and practical skills. In particular, prominent threats and vulnerabilities of web applications and systems are emphasised. Upon completion of this unit, students should be able to have general knowledge of the current topics in digital security including integration of security infrastructure across systems, managing malicious software, and international approaches to system security.


Two assignments (20% each) 40%, examination 60%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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