SIT719 - Security and Privacy Issues in Analytics

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Matthew Warren





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Contact hours:

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


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This unit aims to provide students with the potential privacy and security issues associated with large data sets and the results obtained from analytics on such data. Ethical, regulatory and governance aspects of analytics systems will be covered. Security and its governance have now become key issues for all organisations. In this unit students will learn to examine how organisations and professionals operate securely in the Information Age and understand the importance of developing structures, policies, procedures, processes and controls to protect data and information.

Within this unit students will explore information security risks and different approaches that organisations and even individuals can use to mitigate these risks and implement security plans and processes. You will also examine the role of governance from both a technological and organisational perspective, for example understanding the issue of complying with governance standards and synthesising this knowledge into understanding how policies are developed with governance in mind.


Privacy and security issues case study 20%, technology assessment report 30%, examination 50%

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