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SIT382 - System Security

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

Wanlei Zhou

Prerequisite:SIT182 and SIT202


Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


This unit covers the design, implementation and configuration of system security for operating systems, databases and servers. Web-based system security is also covered with attention given to defence and prevention systems, intrusion detection systems, trace-back systems and computing forensic methods. Practical work will include operating system, platform and database security assessment.


Examination 50%, two assignments (20% each) 40%, weekly lab activity worksheet 10%

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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