SIT704 - Advanced Topics in Digital Security

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Lei Pan





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Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour scheduled online seminar per fortnight, 1 x 2-hour face-to-face workshop each week.
Cloud (online): 1 x 1 hour scheduled online seminar per fortnight.


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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.


Group research report and presentation 20%, security testing report 20%, examination 60%

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