MIS211 - Information Security, Governance and the Cloud


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously: Is Security, Infrastructure and the Cloud


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour class per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online) 11 x 2 hour class (recordings provided) plus 3 X 1 hour online seminar


Information Systems (IS) governance (which oversees, organises and ensures the security of an IS infrastructure) increasingly adopts a service-oriented approach, with flexible, well-defined, on demand, high quality IS services to an organisation’s stakeholders. An IS service is a set of related functions provided by IS to support business areas and business processes, including information security. This unit reviews the role of IS service management and IS services in organisations. It explores key supporting frameworks and models including internal, outsourced and hybrid models for IS service management, and information security methodologies and standards. It also explores important new trends in IS infrastructure and service management including cloud services and mobile services. The unit adopts a strategic outlook and considers which IS service model best supports the strategic context of an organisation. It discusses the security, social, organisational and technological issues which affect IS service management performance. The unit provides students with the opportunity to review IS services in a real life organisation in order to understand the application of IS service management theory to practice.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination

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