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SIT704 - Advanced Topics in Digital Security

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Wanlei Zhou





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.


In SIT704 students will learn how IT security control mechanisms are implemented in the cyber space, that is, access control mechanisms, identity management, system security, biometric security, and the latest safety and security issues of cyberspace. Students will examine contemporary IT security theories and their applications in the real-world applications and systems. The unit enables student to develop knowledge and skills in prominent threats, vulnerabilities of web applications and of systems. Students will investigate techniques such as web and system hacks. The key focus of SIT704 is on introducing students to cyberspace safety and security, web application vulnerabilities and internal mechanisms of system security. In addition, students will explore recent vulnerabilities.


Research essay and presentation 20%, security testing report 20%, examination 60%

Unit Fee Information

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