Centre for Software Engineering (CENSE)

short course: introduction to information security (70610)

Purpose
The aim of this course is to equip learners with a sound knowledge of the underlying principles of information security and to provide them with the skills needed to analyse and evaluate information security problems.

Target group
This course provides a sound and proper foundation for people with little or no Information Security background.

Admission requirements
Senior Certificate or an equivalent NQF level 4 qualification. Students must be computer-literate and familiar with the Microsoft Windows environment, access to the Internet is a necessity.

Duration
Semester course

Language medium
English

Registration periods
For more information about registrations visit: http://cs-cert.unisa.ac.za/register.html

Tuition method
UNISA open distance learning with a text book and additional material: students will be expected to cover the work by working through the prescribed text book and additional material; tutorial letters: the lecturers will provide additional tutorial matter necessary to aid understanding of the course content; assignments: students will be required to complete assignments which will form an inherent part of their preparation for the examination; telephone and e-mail support: this will be the preferred means of communication; the internet: it will provide an additional way of communicating to the lecturers and submitting assignments

Kind of assessment
Note: Formative assessment and examination admission will comply with UNISA’s formative assessment rules and policies
Formative assessment: Assignments
Summative assessment: Two-hour written examination


Introduction to Information Security (CSIS1DF)
HEQF Level of Module - 5
Credits of Module - 12

Syllabus/Course Content
This course covers an introduction to the following Information Security issues:

•Security In General
•Information Security
•Password Security
•Virus Awareness
•Data Storage & Backup
•Computer Ethics
•Office Discipline
•Hardware Security
•Social Engineering
•Security in the Banking Environment
•Solicitation
•Malicious software 
•Fraud schemes
•Extortion
•Illegal activities 
•Preventative measures
•An Overview of Information Security Plan
•The 5 pillars of Information Security 

Course Fee
The fee for this course is R4000.00 (full course fees payable on registration).

Study package
Included: The course fees include all study material. The prescribed book is Mark Ciampa. Security Awareness - Applying practical security in your world. ISBN: 9781111644208. 4th Edition. Course Technology, Cengage Learning..

Course leader
Prof E Kritzinger MSc, PhD (Information Security)
School of Computing 
UNISA Science Campus, Florida 
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za

Programme administrator(s)

Ms Pertunia Masalesa
School of Computing
GJ Gerwel Building, Floor 3, Office 05
Tel: 011 670 9139/9189

Fax: 011 670 9174/9274
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za