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ITEC647 or COMP6250
This unit covers the fundamental technologies and processes that underpin good systems security management within modern organisations. We consider the underlying mechanics of information and communications technology security infrastructures, risk management, attack modelling, software security, firewalls, intrusion detection and forensics.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Assessment details are no longer provided here as a result of changes due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Students should consult iLearn for revised unit information.
No extensions will be granted without an approved application for Special Consideration. There will be a deduction of 10% of the total available marks made from the total awarded mark for each 24 hour period or part thereof that the submission is late. For example, 25 hours late in submission for an assignment worth 10 marks – 20% penalty or 2 marks deducted from the total. No submission will be accepted after solutions have been posted.
If you apply for Special Consideration for your final examination, you must make yourself available for the week after the completion of postgraduate exams. If you are not available at that time, there is no guarantee an additional examination time will be offered. Specific examination dates and times will be determined at a later date.
Second-chance hurdle examinations will also be offered in the week after the completion of postgraduate exams. You will be notified of your eligibility for a hurdle retry and you must also make yourself available during that week to take advantage of this opportunity.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Any references to on-campus delivery below may no longer be relevant due to COVID-19.
Please check here for updated delivery information: https://ask.mq.edu.au/account/pub/display/unit_status
This unit covers the fundamental technologies and processes that underpin good systems security management within modern organisations. We consider the underlying mechanics of information technology security infrastructures, risk management, attack modelling, software security, and forensics.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
The unit schedule/topics and any references to on-campus delivery below may no longer be relevant due to COVID-19. Please consult iLearn for latest details, and check here for updated delivery information: https://ask.mq.edu.au/account/pub/display/unit_status
To successfully participate in the lab exercises and to understand the fundamentals of this unit, students should read and view the material at the following links before week 4.
|Week||Topic||Lab/Practical activity||Recommended reading and/or viewing|
|1||Introduction||No week 1 lab|
|2||Risk management frameworks||Lab systems setup|
|3||Operating systems vulnerabilities||Forensic tools part 1|
|4||Introduction to file systems||
|5||Linux file systems||
|Difference Between Linux and Windows, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXZoWJVOhXI|
|6||Introduction to Digital Evidence and Computer Crime||Forensic management tools|
|7||"Big end of town" file systems||Experimentation when tools fail you|
|8||Mid-course review||Guest Speaker|
|10||Introduction to cryptography||Practical lab report writing|
|11||Group project presentation|
|12||Group project presentation|
*Lecture contents, order and schedule of lectures and practicals will vary depending on the class progress.
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