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FIT5129 Enterprise IT security - planning, operations and management - Semester 2, 2015

Enterprise networks are highly complex infrastructures that demand correct management practices in planning, operations and security. Significant challenges arise from the scale of operations required as well as the increasingly common incidents of intrusion, sabotage, espionage or data theft, and vandalism. The unit will provide students with practical foundations in planning secure networks, policy-based operations and the implementation of security. Students will also be introduced to best practices in dealing with security breaches. Practical skills will be acquired through lab activities and case studies (projects).

Mode of Delivery

Caulfield (Day)

Workload Requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • Two hours of lectures
  • One 2-hour laboratory/tutorial

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • A minimum of 8 hours independent study per week for completing lab and project work, private study and revision.

See also Unit timetable information

Unit Relationships

Prerequisites

FIT5037 and FIT5163

Chief Examiner

Campus Lecturer

Caulfield

Dr Phu Dung Le

Consultation hours: TBA

Tutors

Caulfield

Phu Dung Le

Consultation hours: TBA

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Academic Overview

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
  • explain critical factors of enterprise security planning, operations and management;
  • perform risk analysis and assessment;
  • provide practical security policies, strategies and implementation plan for enterprise systems.

Unit Schedule

Week Activities Assessment
0   No formal assessment or activities are undertaken in week 0
1 Introduction to Enterprise Networks  
2 Enterprise Networks and Cyber Security Lab Exercises each week (Week 2 to Week 10)
3 Enterprise Networks and Cyber Security (con't)  
4 Security Assessment, Planning, Solution Development and Implementation  
5 Security Assessment, Planning, Solution Development and Implementation (con't)  
6 Operations and Management of Enterprise IT Security  
7 Operations and Management of Enterprise IT Security (con't)  
8 Case studies of Enterprise IT Security - International Banking Networks, Telecommunications Networks, and Retailed Enterprise Networks Project 1 due Friday 4PM
9 Solutions to Intrusion, Sabotage, Espionage, and Data Theft.  
10 Proposed Architectures and Governance for Enterprise IT Security  
11 Research on Enterprise IT Security  
12 Theoretical Test Theoretical Test in Week 12 lecture
  SWOT VAC No formal assessment is undertaken in SWOT VAC. Project 2 due Week 14, Friday 4PM
  Examination period LINK to Assessment Policy: http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/
academic/education/assessment/
assessment-in-coursework-policy.html

*Unit Schedule details will be maintained and communicated to you via your learning system.

Teaching Approach

Lecture and tutorials or problem classes
This teaching and learning approach helps students to initially encounter information at lectures, discuss and explore the information during tutorials, and practice in a hands-on lab environment.

Assessment Summary

In-semester assessment: 100%

Assessment Task Value Due Date
Enterprise IT Security - Project 1 (group project) 35% Week 8, Friday 4pm
Enterprise IT Security - Project 2 (group project) 35% Week 14, Friday 4pm
Lab Exercises 10% Weekly (Week 2 to Week 10) - no submission required
Theoretical Test 20% Week 12 lecture

Assessment Requirements

Assessment Policy

Assessment Tasks

Participation

  • Assessment task 1
    Title:
    Enterprise IT Security - Project 1 (group project)
    Description:
    1. Study the enterprise business of your selected organization (SO) and its computer networks,
    2. Do the risk assessment of your SO, then write the security policy for your SO,
    3. Propose a complete defense system with your security plan, operations and management,
    4. Present your defense system and explain how it can help protect the business of your SO.
    Please refer to the assignment specification for more details.
    Weighting:
    35%
    Criteria for assessment:

    You need to be able to understand the theory and demonstrate your practical work to your tutor.

    • If you fail to understand what you have done you will get Zero for the assignment.
    • If you can demonstrate your practical work but do not completely understand the theory, you will get a Pass at the maximum.
    • If you can demonstrate your practical work but understand 25% of the theory, you will get a Credit as the maximum. 
    • If you can demonstrate your practical work and understand 50% of the theory, you will get a Distinction as the maximum. 
    • If you can demonstrate your practical work and understand the theory well, you will get a High Distinction. 

    For group work, students will receive equal marks. However, every member of the group will be interviewed about their individual contributions.

    Due date:
    Week 8, Friday 4pm
  • Assessment task 2
    Title:
    Enterprise IT Security - Project 2 (group project)
    Description:
    You are required to apply Enterprise IT security knowledge to improve the security solution you have proposed in Project 1.

    You will have to complete the following tasks:
    1. Explain and demonstrate correctly how you will carry out penetration testing of your networks.
    2. Describe correctly your security plans, operations and mangement.
    3. Propose your strategies to counter possible Cyber attacks to your SO.   
    4. Describe how you can improve your defense system to provide security to hundreds of servers of your SO.
    5. Present your work with practical demonstrations of security management and auditing.
    Please refer to the assignment specification for more details.
    Weighting:
    35%
    Criteria for assessment:

    You need to be able to understand the theory and demonstrate your practical work to your tutor.

    • If you fail to understand what you have done you will get Zero for the assignment.
    • If you can demonstrate your practical work but do not completely understand the theory, you will get a Pass at the maximum.
    • If you can demonstrate your practical work but understand 25% of the theory, you will get a Credit as the maximum. 
    • If you can demonstrate your practical work and understand 50% of the theory, you will get a Distinction as the maximum. 
    • If you can demonstrate your practical work and understand the theory well, you will get a High Distinction. 

    For group work students will receive equal marks. However, every member of the group will be interviewed about their individual contributions.

    Due date:
    Week 14, Friday 4pm
  • Assessment task 3
    Title:
    Lab Exercises
    Description:
    Lab Exercises will be handed out each week from Week 2 to Week 10. Please read the handouts for details.
    Weighting:
    10%
    Criteria for assessment:

    You will get full marks if you can complete all the exercises and demonstrate them well. Different marks will be given depending on the level of completion and demonstration.

    No submission is required.

    Due date:
    Weekly (Week 2 to Week 10) - no submission required
  • Assessment task 4
    Title:
    Theoretical Test
    Description:
    The theoretical test will evaluate your understanding of the theories covered in the unit. 80% are multiple choice questions and 20% are short answer questions. You will have to study all the materials delivered in the lectures and tutorials.
    Weighting:
    20%
    Criteria for assessment:

    Correct answers to questions, demonstrating understanding of the materials learned.

    Due date:
    Week 12 lecture

Learning resources

Monash Library Unit Reading List (if applicable to the unit)
http://readinglists.lib.monash.edu/index.html

Feedback to you

Types of feedback you can expect to receive in this unit are:

  • Graded assignments with comments

Extensions and penalties

Returning assignments

Assignment submission

It is a University requirement (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/education/conduct/student-academic-integrity-managing-plagiarism-collusion-procedures.html) for students to submit an assignment coversheet for each assessment item. Faculty Assignment coversheets can be found at http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/resources/student/forms/. Please check with your Lecturer on the submission method for your assignment coversheet (e.g. attach a file to the online assignment submission, hand-in a hard copy, or use an electronic submission). Please note that it is your responsibility to retain copies of your assessments.

Online submission

If Electronic Submission has been approved for your unit, please submit your work via the learning system for this unit, which you can access via links in the my.monash portal.

Required Resources

Please check with your lecturer before purchasing any Required Resources. Limited copies of prescribed texts are available for you to borrow in the library, and prescribed software is available in student labs.

Students  can use their laptop and portable devices and virtual machines as their main resources as advised in FIT5037. The software required for this unit is open sourced and is freely available. 

There is no presecribed text book for this unit. A good reading list will be provided at the lectures. 

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