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SIT182 - Introduction to Computer Security

Unit details

Year2016 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:


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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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