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2015 Unit of Study

The session(s) below are for 2015. For Summer School 2015 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2016).

The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.

Information Protection and Assurance
UoS Code INFS3030
Credit points 6
Offered Semester 2
Prerequisites None
Prohibitions INFS3010
Assumed Knowledge INFS1000
Additional Information
Lectures 1x 3hr seminar per week
Assessment individual research project (20%), group project (40%), and final exam (40%)
Description This unit will introduce you to concepts, tools and techniques relating to the protection and assurance of information and IT enabled information systems. Information and information related systems are valuable organisational assets and of critical importance in meeting compliance obligations. This unit takes an interdisciplinary and multi-level approach that examines standards, frameworks and methodologies for identifying, analysing and evaluating potential risk areas, critical control needs and assurance processes throughout the information system lifecycle. In examining different stages of the lifecycle, you will also learn about legal, professional and ethical responsibilities, corporate governance of information and communication technologies and key stakeholders. The theoretical and conceptual material covered in seminars is reinforced through problem based learning.