COMP 7007 Information Security Management

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301162

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Description Cyber Crime costs are increasing at an alarming speed. Security management skills are now essential for IT management. This subject provides the knowledge, skills, techniques and mechanisms on information security management for postgraduate students. It covers topics on management aspects of information security such as business and Cybercrime, security awareness, security risks, security fundamentals, risk assessment and security system design, planning and regulatory issues for information system security.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Discipline Computer Science, Not Elsewhere Classified.

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of computer system, computer security and basic programming skills.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Describe major security issues in information systems
  2. Explain security architecture for system security
  3. Characterise Cybercrimes and fundamental security risks
  4. Apply security measurement in security system design
  5. Identify and analyse security management issues
  6. Describe security requirement and solution

Subject Content

1. Globalization, Business and Cybercrimes
2. Information security Basics
3. Information Security awareness
4. Security risks
5. Security mechanisms
6. Risk assessment
7. Managing risk
8. Security architecture
9. Security system design
10. Planning and regulatory issues for security


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 2 hours 40 Y Individual
Literature Review 5-10 pages report 20 N Individual
Applied Project 15 pages report + 15 minutes group presentation 40 N Group

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2022)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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Autumn (2023)

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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