2014 Unit of Study
The session(s) below are for 2014. For Summer School 2014 unit of study availability please visit the Summer School website (main Summer session January/February 2014).
The University of Sydney session calendar shows exact dates for sessions.
|Information Protection and Assurance|
|Assumed Knowledge||Assumed knowledge: INFS1000 or equivalent|
|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.|