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.

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.