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CTC2260 Computer and Information Security
Credit Points: 15
RPS1120 Information and Communications Technology for the Professions

This unit covers the threats to computer systems and information and the countermeasures that can be put in place to minimise these. The areas covered are: aims of computer security and general threats computer security threats; malicious code including viruses, Trojan horses, worms; the history and fundamental concepts of encryption; current encryption techniques and the social issues that surround the use of such techniques; fraud, industrial espionage, confidentiality and privacy breaches, data protection and copyright, and ethical issues associated with information security. Identification, authentication and authorisation measures eavesdropping threats; network and internet security issues; PC and operating system security issues; current types of attacks and vulnerabilities.



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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
G39Bachelor of Computer Technology - Bunbury
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010