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SIT182 - Introduction to Computer Security

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Damien Hutchinson





Incompatible with: SIT351
Contact hours:

Campus: 2 x 1 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 cornerstone unit of the information technology security course introduces students to the threats and risks in managing communication networks and provides them with a broad overview of the security technologies available to manage these threats. Organizational security is high-lighted with special attention to social engineering, ethics, policies, procedures and legislation. Case studies will be an important means of developing the understanding of the unit content.


Mid-term test 20%, final examination 60%, two assignments (10% each) 20%

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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