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Unit of competency details

ICTCYS613 - Utilise design methodologies for security architecture (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 21/Jul/2020


Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 029901 Security Science  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ASCED Module/Unit of Competency Field of Education Identifier 029901 Security Science  18/Sep/2020 
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Unit Of competency

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 6.0.

Application

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design security architecture to organisation requirements, utilising specific design methodologies.

It applies to those who work in roles as senior network systems and server administrators,cyber security engineers, DevOps engineers and cyber security solutions architects and are responsible for designing security solutions.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Unit Sector

Cyber security

Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Prepare to design security infrastructure

1.1 Analyse an organisation’s operation and infrastructure to identify security requirements

1.2 Research and identify industry standard design methodologies utilised in security architecture design

1.3 Determine required security level and perimeters, security features and security mode

1.4 Establish all data types to be included in security architecture

1.5 Document all security architecture findings and confirm with required personnel

2. Design security architecture

2.1 Establish and document specific requirements and features of security requirements

2.2 Design and document security solution according to organisational requirements

2.3 Submit documentation to required personnel for initial feedback

3. Finalise security architecture

3.1 Demonstrate security design utilises major industry standard design methodologies

3.2 Demonstrate security design addresses organisational cyber security requirements

3.3 Submit documentation to required personnel and seek and respond to feedback

Foundation Skills

This section describes those language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance but not explicit in the performance criteria.

S KILL 

D ESCRIPTION 

Learning

  • Monitors outcomes of decisions, considering results and identifying key concepts and principles that may be adaptable in the future

Reading

  • Interprets technical, manufacturer and organisational documentation to determine and confirm job requirements

Writing

  • Prepares complex workplace documentation detailing findings and solutions using required structure, layout and required language

Planning and organising

  • Develops the operational detail in stages, regularly reviewing priorities and performance during implementation, and identifying and addressing issues

Problem solving

  • Uses understanding of context to recognise anomalies and subtle deviations to normal expectations, focusing attention and remedying problems as they arise

Self-management

  • Takes responsibility for identifying and considering organisational protocols and requirements
  • Uses systematic processes, setting goals, gathering required information and identifying and evaluating options against agreed criteria

Technology

  • Demonstrates an understanding of principles, concepts, language and practices associated with the digital world

Unit Mapping Information

No equivalent unit. New unit.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2

 

Assessment requirements

Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 1

This version first released with ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package Version 6.0.

Performance Evidence

The candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including evidence of the ability to:

  • use methodologies to design at least one cyber security solution for an organisation on at least one occasion.

In the course of the above, the candidate must:

  • research and analyse industry standard design methodologies for designing security architecture
  • document finalised security solution.

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate knowledge to complete the tasks outlined in the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit, including knowledge of:

  • industry standard cyber security design methodologies
  • principles of cyber security
  • principles of security architecture
  • different types of cyber security risks required to design security architecture
  • presenting security architecture in document form.

Assessment Conditions

Skills in this unit must be demonstrated in a workplace or simulated environment where the conditions are typical of those in a working environment in this industry.

This includes access to:

  • organisational data
  • organisational operating structure
  • organisational procedures applicable to designing security architecture including:
  • documentation processes
  • establishing requirements and features of security strategies
  • establishing baselines and metrics
  • testing methodologies.

Assessors of this unit must satisfy the requirements for assessors in applicable vocational education and training legislation, frameworks and/or standards.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=a53af4e4-b400-484e-b778-71c9e9d6aff2