ITE514 Professional Systems Security (8)

In this subject students will analyse and apply content from the eight domains that comprise a Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for information systems security professionals. This subject will also help students prepare for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) industry certification exam from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISCē).


Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ITE514. 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.

Assumed Knowledge

ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals or equivalent

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to formulate a security management policy;
  • be able to compare and select appropriate secure system architectures;
  • be able to justify key elements of operations security;
  • be able to compose a business continuity plan;
  • be able to explain and justify how to apply physical security; and
  • be able to describe common application security threats and justify appropriate security countermeasures.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Access Control
  • Application Development Security
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery planning
  • Information Security Risk and Governance
  • Cryptography
  • Legal, Regulations, Investigations and Compliance
  • Operations Security
  • Physical (Environmental) Security
  • Security Architecture and Design
  • Telecommunications Security

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ITE514 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Write a security policy
Incident analysis
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.