Subject Descriptions - Subject Information


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


Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT937
Subject Name Information Technology Security and Risk Management
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites nil
Restrictions None.
Equivalence ITCS937
Assessment Individual Report 10% Individual Presentation 10% Group report 30% Final exam 50%
General Subject No.
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  
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 Autumn  (27-02-2017 to 22-06-2017)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours 1hr lecture + 2hr tut
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Fenghui Ren
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Fenghui Ren
Instance Comment  
Census Date 31-03-2017

Subject Availability
Session DXB PG Autumn  (17-09-2017 to 15-01-2018)
Campus Dubai
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 2
Quota 35
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Halim Khelalfa
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Muhammad Hadi
Instance Comment  
Census Date 11-10-2017

Subject Availability
Session DXB PG Autumn  (17-09-2017 to 15-01-2018)
Campus Dubai
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Quota 35
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Halim Khelalfa
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Muhammad Hadi
Instance Comment  
Census Date 11-10-2017

Subject Description
This subject aims to provide students with a deep understanding of the security, risk management and regulatory aspects of e-commerce facing businesses in the on-line business environment. Today most businesses compete in a global business environment; a sound business strategy that addresses these issues is essential. This subject covers key issues in e-commerce, including: security options, trusted authorities, secure payment systems for the Internet, the regulatory environment and Government policy; risk management and control.


Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of current security issues in e-commerce applications.
2. Demonstrate an in depth understanding of the primary legal issues surrounding web-based e-commerce.
3. Critically assess the relative benefits of self-regulatory practices versus government regulation.
4. Understand the risk management paradigm.
5. Differentiate between control weakness and control risk.

Extra Information
Generic Extra Information:
Assumed knowledge Basic Knowledge of Electronic Commerce applications, issues, benefits etc.

Textbook Information

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