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CIS2005 Principles of Information Security

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business and Law
School or Department : School of Information Systems

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at //


There is an increased reliance on the Internet, networks, information systems and computing devices to provide access to information and systems anywhere and anytime. Hence business professionals must have a good understanding of the vulnerabilities and threats to information, systems and networks and the controls that prevent or limit the risks to an acceptable level. It is a goal of this course for business professionals to develop their skills and knowledge so that they can evaluate information security situations, identify specific threats, vulnerabilities, and clearly communicate and manage the risks. The ongoing commitment to effective information security including ethical and privacy considerations is also stressed in this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2013 External
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 6, 2013 External