This subject introduces students to key areas of professional practice, professionalism and professional communication associated with network security. The subject covers professional certification, autonomy, reflection, responsibility and accountability. Students will be introduced to research and industry literature as well as research principles which are also key aspects of lifelong professional development. Students gain knowledge and skills in communication and collaboration that will help them to work effectively as network security professionals. These include oral and written communication, research report writing, teamwork, group dynamics, and conflict resolution.
The subject provides students with an overview of the context of network security in Australia and worldwide, including organisational and social issues. The subject addresses specific issues that are particularly relevant to ICT professionals in network security, such as legal and ethical issues, social issues, and privacy.
Through critical engagement with literature, case studies and problem solving, students lay the foundation of professional principles which will inform their practice in a rapidly changing, high risk work context.