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CIS8711 Cloud Security

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 September 2022


Pre-requisite: CSC8100 and CIS5100


This course explores the emergence of cloud computing and provides knowledge of securely architecting and operating information system environments. Cloud computing environments have rapidly emerged to comprise a large portion of many business and organisational settings and have specific cyber security considerations to non-virtualised traditional infrastructure. This is an important and often underserved knowledge and skill set for cybersecurity professionals, corporations, businesses, and public institutions. There are many examples of major data breaches and adverse system impact due to poorly secured cloud environments and this course examines these aspects.

This course provides students with knowledge and best practice principles in securing Cloud based systems, being virtualised computer system environments. It examines key considerations and areas of cyber security relating to securing private, public, hybrid and community cloud environments. It explores a variety of cloud specific considerations in ensuring business continuity and data security.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 September 2022