COIT20263 Information Security Management - Assessment Item 2 - Group Discussion


This assessment task relates to Unit Learning Outcomes 1 and 5 and can be undertaken in a group of up to 4 members or individually. Distance students can form groups with on-campus students as well. You will analyse the scenario given on page 3 and discuss the issues given in the Assessment Task below by contributing to the Group Discussion Forum of your group in Moodle during weeks 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7.

Assessment Task

Each one of you in the group is required to analyse the scenario given on page 3 and discuss the following issues in the specified weeks by contributing to the Group Discussion Forum of your group. Your contributions should be new or beyond (extensions of) what has already been contributed by the others in your group. In each week, limit the contributions of each one of you to only two issues.

  1. Legal issues related to mishandling of information by the data analyst of OZ Dispatch (Due in week 3).
  2. Ethics in InfoSec to be followed by the delivery staff of OZ Dispatch (Due in week 4).
  3. The measures that OZ Dispatch should take to prevent its staff members from handling information unethically (Due in week 5).
  4. The components that you would include in the InfoSec program of OZ Dispatch (Due in Week 6).
  5. Aspects of the InfoSec standard that you would follow as the sub-contractor to OZ Dispatch (Due in Week 7).

Check the unit website at least once a week for further information relating to this assessment task. Please ensure that you use your own words in your discussion blogs 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

Each one of you are assessed individually on your ability to address the issues given in the Assessment Task and make meaningful contributions to the Group Discussion Forum of your group in Moodle in the specified weeks. Please note that your contributions should be new or beyond what has already been contributed by the others in your group.

The marking criteria for Assessment Item 2 are provided on page 4. You need to familiarise yourself with the marking criteria to ensure that you complete this assessment task timely and properly.


Each one of you should copy/paste your individual contributions that you made in the Group Discussion Forum to a Word document and upload it 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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