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SIT382 - System 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:

Jun Zhang

Prerequisite:SIT182 and SIT202


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 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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