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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Nandita Bhattacharjee


In depth coverage of a range of security problems in information systems, namely physical security, network security and software security. Within these areas, topics covered include risk analysis, authentication, access control, and a range of crypto techniques. It looks at various management issues, including use and abuse of encryption, distributed systems authentication, contingency planning, auditing, logging and integrity management. A range of security applications are used as examples.


At the completion of this unit students will:

  • have knowledge of risks, threats and goals of information security;
  • understand various controls and their effectiveness for information security in an organisation;
  • be able to evaluate the effectiveness (both in terms of performance and limitations) of individual control techniques;
  • match the risk against controls and evaluate their applicability.


Examination (3 hours): 60%; In-semester assessment: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Nandita Bhattacharjee

Contact hours

2 hrs lectures/wk, 2 hrs laboratories/wk


FIT9018 and FIT9020


FIT4016, CSE4892

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