CAB240 Information Security

Unit synopsis

Information systems are increasingly used to store, process and exchange information, with most sectors of the economy dependent on electronic and often automated information systems.  Information systems are vital, but also vulnerable. Information security is about protecting information and the systems that use, store and transmit it. This unit provides an introduction to information security, from the perspective of an IT user, including how to identify fundamental security issues with information systems ranging from single-user systems to those of large multinational organisations.   It considers both technical and non-technical measures used to provide security for information systems, and examines guidelines on best practice implementation of information security measures.

Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
School/Discipline
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Study area
Information technology
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 2, 2019 22 July 2019 - 15 November 2019
  • Gardens Point

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2019: $1,169
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2019: $3,216
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2019: $4,068
Study abroad program
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Equivalents
INB255

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
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Anti-requisites
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Co-requisites
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Equivalents
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Assumed knowledge
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Unit outlines