Internet Security

COS80013 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020.

Contact hours

  • Equivalent to 36 Hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Aims and objectives

Students who complete this unit of study will understand the nature of security threats to IT systems. Students will also be aware of deficiencies in modern software systems and will understand how to manage the security of computer networks. Students will be familiar with the tools used by hackers and crackers and be aware of ways of identifying and rectifying security breaches and they will be able to collect digital evidence and understand the rules of evidence gathering.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this Unit will be able to:

1. Evaluate security of networks and servers.
2. Determine suitable management plans for system security.
3. Develop audit plans which rate security of hosts, networks and systems.
4. Verify potential vulnerabilities through an understanding of social engineering.
5. Prioritise penetration testing activities by using a variety of security-related tools.
6. Verify potential vulnerabilities through an understand concepts of network monitoring.
7. Analyse and interpret logs and make recommendations on current Internet Security based on independent research.