Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code IACT301
Subject Name Information and Communication Security Issues
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites IACT201
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Assignment 1- 10%; Seminar presentation + seminar - 40% Exam - 50%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131  $ 1131 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students should use the SMP OnLine Tutorial System (via SOLS) to enrol in Tutorial/laboratory groups for this subject. Once enrolments are open a link to the subject will appear in Tutorial Enrolments.

Subject Availability
Session SIM Session 2  (01-04-2017 to 08-06-2017)
Campus Singapore Institute of Management
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Willy Susilo
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Casey Chow
Instance Comment  
Census Date 14-04-2017

Subject Description
This subject will examine current controls, both legislative and technical, aimed at maintaining data integrity, ease of access to information, and protection of ownership, in the light of on going developments in computer security, multimedia communications, international electronic networks, and electronic publishing. The subject will cover communication security; issues relating to the monitoring of international agreements; OECD guidelines for security of information; maintaining privacy provisions; password security; and future IT developments and their implications for monitoring intellectual property rights and communication security.

Extra Information
Subject Objectives:
A student who successfully completes this subject should be able to:
(i) Identify current security controls aimed at protecting the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of electronic data;
(ii) Explain the pitfalls (limitations) of existing controls in relation to intellectual property;
(iii) Debate current problems regarding security for ownership of, and access to electronic data;
(iv) Critically analyse current international policies relating to communication security.
For example: OECD guidelines for security of information, and international developments relating to information and communication technologies and intellectual property.

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