SIT704 - Advanced Topics in Digital Security

Year:

2020 unit information

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

From 2021: SIT716

For students enrolled in S778, S779: Nil

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 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour face-to-face workshop each week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1 hour online seminar per fortnight.

Note:

The Cloud Campus offering of this unit uses the FutureLearn online learning platform. Learn more about studying through FutureLearn.

Content

In SIT704 students will learn how digital security control mechanisms are implemented in the cyber space, that is, access control mechanisms, identity management, system security, and the latest safety and security issues of cyberspace. Students will examine contemporary cyber 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 applications and systems. Students will investigate techniques that mitigates security threats. Students will also explore malware, ransomware and advanced threats.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio, and must achieve a passing grade in the examination.

Unit Fee Information

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