COIT20263 Information Security Management - Assessment Item 1 - Written Assessment


This assessment task relates to Unit Learning Outcome 2. In this assessment task, you will analyse the scenario given on page 3 and develop a report on the guidelines for the specified information security policy for the organisation given in the scenario.

Assessment Task

You are required to analyse the scenario given on page 3 and develop a report on the guidelines for a ‘Customer Information Security Policy’ for the organisation described in the scenario. You should ensure that you support the guidelines you prepare with references and justify as to why those guidelines are necessary.

Your report on guidelines should include:

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Introduction
  4. Discussion (Guidelines)
  5. Conclusion
  6. References

Note: You must follow the Harvard citation and referencing guidelines when writing your report.

Check the unit website at least once a week for further information relating to this assessment task. Please ensure that you write your report in your own words to avoid possible plagiarism and copyright violation. You can understand the Plagiarism Procedures by following the corresponding link in the CQUniversity Policies section of the Unit Profile.

Assessment Criteria

You are assessed on your ability to analyse the given scenario and prepare a report on the guidelines for the specified information security policy. The marking criteria for this assessment task are provided on page 4. You need to familiarise yourself with the marking criteria to ensure that you have addressed them when preparing the report for this assessment item.


Each one of you must upload the report through the COIT20263 Moodle unit website assessment block on or before the due date.


The Scenario for Network Design Assessment Tasks

OZ Dispatch, a new home delivery service plans to operate its business from Parramatta, NSW, Australia. The company that designs and deploys the network for OZ Dispatch has sub-contracted you the task of developing a suitable information security management program for OZ Dispatch.

The managing director, a data analyst, a sales & marketing executive and an accountant will be located at the Parramatta office of OZ Dispatch. The data analyst will need to deal with large volumes of customer, sales and product information.

Customers will place their delivery orders containing one or more items and pay either using the web interface of OZ Dispatch or the phone. The orders will be collated by the system and separate purchase orders for each item in the collated list will be created and placed with the supply companies. The delivery staff of OZ Dispatch will then collect the ordered items from the suppliers and bring them to the 20 collection and distribution centres (CDCs) of OZ Dispatch that are located at various places in NSW. When the order of a customer is ready, a delivery staff member currently at the closest CDC will be prompted by the system. Then, that delivery staff member will search and collect the items of the customer’s order and deliver them to the customer.

Except the 20 delivery staff and the manager, there will be no other staff working at any distribution centre. Each delivery staff member and the manager will be provided with a smartphone containing the necessary apps. Each distribution centre will have Wi-Fi and an Internet connection.

All servers will be located in the Parramatta office and there will not be any cloud-based solution. For the protection of customer and business information, a highly secure network will be designed.

Note: This scenario was created by Dr Rohan de Silva on 17th January 2019 and no part of this scenario should be reproduced by any individual or organisation without written permission from CQUniversity, Australia.

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