Security for Information Systems (ISTN729) – 16 credits

Offered at:  Westville (second semester), Pietermaritzburg (second semester)

Prerequisite Requirement:  Acceptance into the Honours Programme

Content:  The purpose of this module is to enable students to identify vulnerabilities in and threats to computer information systems, to recognise the consequences thereof, and to develop suitable security plans that will minimise the risks against the information system while allowing the system to perform its tasks.  Topics include: Physical Security, Security of Software (application and systems software), Database Security, Security of Networks and Data Communications, Personnel Security, Contingency Planning/Disaster Recovery.

Assessment:  Assignments and/or tests (40%), examination (60%).

For further information, please refer to the College of Law and Management Studies handbook.

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