ITE512 Incident Response (8)

In this subject students will investigate the current threats to systems and networks, along with effective countermeasures. Students will also be prepared for the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) industry certification exam.

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


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITE512. 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

Only available to students enrolled in IT Masters relevant courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe how a system or network is analysed for security vulnerabilities;
  • be able to justify current industry best practice in preparing for a security incident;
  • be able to analyse security events to determine if there has been a security incident;
  • be able to analyse an incident and reflect on the causes and future implications;
  • be able to plan and manage the incident recovery process for a sample organisation;
  • be able to justify an appropriate response to a security attack.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Computer attack methods
  • Computer attack vectors
  • Defence methods
  • Computer scanning
  • Platform and device-specific attacks and defences
  • Application-level attacks and defences
  • Incident handling processes
  • Legal issues
  • Recovery and restoration issues


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.