This assessment task relates to Unit Learning Outcome 2 and can be undertaken in a group of up to 4 students or individually. Distance students can form groups with on-campus students as well. 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.
You are required to analyse the scenario given on page 3 and develop a report on the guidelines for a ‘Privacy and Security of Personal Health Information 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:
- Executive Summary
- Table of Contents
- Discussion (Guidelines)
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.
Each one of you in the group must upload the same report through the COIT20263 Moodle unit website assessment block on or before the due date.
The Scenario for Information Security Management Assessment Tasks
NTN is a newly established private nursing school in Australia. Its main campus is located in Sydney and the satellite campuses are located in Darwin and Cairns. NTN has made agreements with three private hospitals in Sydney, Darwin and Cairns to provide the internship and training to the students of the nursing school. All three private hospitals and the main and satellite campuses of NTN are connected to the Internet.
Lecture, tutorial and laboratory classes are conducted in the campus in Sydney and they are live-video streamed to the satellite campuses forming a virtual classroom. The instructors and the students in the satellite campuses can directly communicate with the lecturer in the Sydney campus when a virtual class is in progress. At any time, there will be at most 200 students in the main campus and a maximum of 100 students in each satellite campus participating in a virtual class. However, these numbers are expected to double within the next couple of years.
NTN provides a telemedicine and healthcare service to the community in a radius of about 200km from each satellite campus by having a small mobile team of doctors and nursing students. The mobile team in Darwin as well as in Cairns provide consultations and services to the needy patients at their homes. These mobile teams travel around in specially equipped vehicles called the home-care vehicles. The mobile teams can scan/photograph and send the reports of the patients immediately to the corresponding private hospital and communicate directly with the medical staff there via the networks in the home-care vehicles.
NTN recently appointed staff for its Information Security Division headed by a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to design and launch an information security program.