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FIT4016 - Information security

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Information Technology


Clayton Second semester 2008 (Day)
South Africa Second semester 2008 (Day)


This unit looks at a range of security problems in information systems, namely physical security, network security and software security. Within these areas, topics covered include risk analysis, authentification, access control, and crypto techniques. It looks at various management issues, including disparate application examples, distributed systems authentication, contingency planning, audit and review. A range of security applications are used as examples.


Assignment/Test: 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%.

Contact hours

4 x contact hrs/week



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