UNISA Short Course in Introduction to Infomation Security

By | January 12, 2022

UNISA Short Course in Introduction to Infomation Security

Short Course in Introduction to Infomation 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
e-mail address: cense@unisa.ac.za
 
 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)Syllabus/Content Topics

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 leader

Prof. E Kritzinger MSc PhD (Information Security)
School of Computing
Office: Block C 3-26, Cnr Christiaan de Wet and Pioneer Avenue, Florida Campus, UNISA
Tel: 011 670 9116
E-mail: kritze@unisa.ac.za
 
 Programme administrator(s)

School of Computing
Office: Block C 3-06, Cnr Christiaan de Wet and Pioneer Avenue, Florida Campus, UNISA
Tel: 011 670 9131 / 9139
E-mail: cense@unisa.ac.za