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.

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.