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IMS5002 - Information System Security

Prescribed resources:

As this is a dynamic subject, there are no prescribed resources. I prefer students to obtain, and have access to a variety of different resources.

Recommended resources:

Allinson, Caroline (2002). Information Systems Audit Trails; An Australian Government survey. Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology , Vol 34, No 1. pp 47-64.

Bosworth, S. & Kabay , M.E. (eds). (2002). Computer Security Handbook. Canada John Wiley & Sons.

Anderson, R. (2001). Security Engineering. London : John Wiley & Sons.

Merkow, M.S. & Breithaupt, J. (2000). The Complete Guide to Internet

Security. New York : American Management Association (Amacom). (This text is on electronic copy in the library. Use your authcate access code .)

On Reserve (Caulfield Library only) :

Students are reminded that books “on reserve” can be obtained from the library counter. Students have access to these books for two hour time slots. You may photocopy articles and resources as required.

Ciampa, M. (2005). Security+ Guide to Network Security Fundamentals, (2 nd Edn). Boston , Massachusetts : Thomson Technology.

Erbschloe, M. (2003). Guide to Disaster Recovery. Boston , Massachusetts : Thomson Technology.

Maiwald, E. (2004). Fundamentals of Network Security. New York : McGraw-Hill.

Palmer, M. (2004). Guide to Operating Systems Security. Boston , Massachusetts : Thomson Technology .

Panko, R. R. (2004). Corporate Computer and Network Security. New Jersey : Pearson Education International.

Quirk, P. & Forder, J. (2003). Electronic Commerce and the Law (2 nd Edn). Singapore : John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.

Whiteman, M. E. & Mattord, H. J. (2005). Principles of Information Security (2 nd Edn). Boston , Massachusetts : Thomson Technology.

Additional references:

Dhillon, G. & Backhouse, J. (2 001). "Current directions in IS security research: towards socio-organizational perspectives", Information Systems Journal, Vol 11, 127-153.

Grant, G.L. 1998. Understanding Digital Signatures: Establishing Trust over the Internet and other Networks. McGraw-Hill.

Krause, M. & Tipton, H.F. (eds) (1999). Handbook of Information Security and Management.

Lu dlow , P. (ed) ( 2001). Crypto Anarchy, Cyberstates, and Pirate Utopias. The MIT Press.

Meinel, C. ( 2001). "Code Red: worm assault on the Web", Scientific American, September.

Moon, P. ( 1999). “Everything you always wanted to know about digital signatures”, NSW Law Society Journal, Vol 37 No 4, p57.

Rosen, J. ( 2001). "Out of context: the purposes of privacy", Social Research, Vol 68 No 1, 209-220.

Rosenheim , S.J. ( 1997). The Cryptographic Imagination: Secret Writing from Edgar Poe to the Internet. Baltimore : John Hopkins University Press .

Singh, S. ( 1999). The Code Book: the Secret History of Codes & Code-breaking. London : Fourth Estate.

Straub, D.W. & Welke, R.J. ( 1998). "Coping with systems risk: security planning models for management decision making", MIS Quarterly, Vol 22, 441-470.

Stoll, C. (1990). The Cuckoo's Egg. New York : Pocket Books.

Thomas, D. & Loader, B.D. 2000. Cybercrime: law enforcement, security and surveillance in the information age. Routledge.

The Honeynet Project. ( 2002). Know Your Enemy: Revealing the Security Tools, Tactics, and Motives of the Blackhat Community. Boston : Addison-Wesley.

Important Web sites :

The SANS top trends in security management for 2002: White paper, January 2002 ( www.netiq.com )




Presentations and reports: Attack and intruder trends



Independent Commission Against Corruption. eCorruption: eCrime vulnerabilities in the NSW Public Sector, Summary Report, 2001.


Disaster Strategies for Record Keeping:




Developing a security policy, December 2001, SunBluePrints http://www.sun.com/blueprints


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