Faculty of Information Technology

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Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Information Technology



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


Enterprise networks are highly complex infrastructures that demand correct management practices in planning, operations and security. Significant challenges arise from the scale of operations required as well as the increasingly common incidents of intrusion, sabotage, espionage or data theft, and vandalism. The unit will provide students with practical foundations in planning secure networks, policy-based operations and the implementation of security. Students will also be introduced to best practices in dealing with security breaches. Practical skills will be acquired through lab activities and case studies (projects).


At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain critical factors of enterprise security planning, operations and management;
  2. perform risk analysis and assessment;
  3. provide practical security policies, strategies and implementation plan for enterprise systems.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory/tutorial

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

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