ITE511 Digital Forensics Security Essentials (8)

In this subject students will learn the language and underlying theory of computer security plus acquire the skills required for effective performance for the securing of systems and/or organisations. Students will be required to pass the GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) industry certification exam to complete this subject.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Computing and Mathematics

Enrolment Restrictions

Available only to students enrolled in the Master of Information Systems Security and Master of Management (Information Technology)



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the six steps in security incident handling;
  • be able to detail the four primary threats for perimeter protection;
  • be able to demonstrate the skills required for effective securing of systems and organisations.


This subject will cover the following topics:

* Risk Assessment and Auditing * Host and Network Based Intrusion Detection * Honeypots, Firewalls and Perimeter Protection * Security Policy * Password Management * Security Incident Handling - The Six Steps * Information Warfare * Web Security * Network Fundamentals and IP Concepts and Behaviour * Cisco Router Filters * Four Primary Threats for Perimeter Protection * PGP, Steganography * Anti-Viral Tools * Windows Security Administration and Auditing * IIS Security * Unix Security Fundamentals


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.