Ensure dynamic website security

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICAT4195B, 'Ensure dynamic website security'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Ensure dynamic website security' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Undertake risk assessment

1.1. Identify functionality and features of the website and confirm with client

1.2. Identify security threats with reference to functionality of the site and organisational security policy, relevant legislation and standards

1.3. Complete a risk analysis to prioritise security threats and identify system vulnerabilities

1.4. Identify resource and budget constraints and validate with client as required

1.5. Source appropriate products, security services and equipment according to enterprise purchasing policies

2. Secure operating systems

2.1. Identify operating system and cross-platform vulnerabilities

2.2. Make appropriate scripting/configuration adjustments with reference to functionality of the site and the security policy

2.3. Identify and rectify weaknesses specific to the operatingsystem

3. Secure site server

3.1. Configure the web server securely with reference to required functionality and the security policy

3.2. Review and analyse relevant server-side scripting with reference to required functionality and the security policy

3.3. Install firewalls as required

3.4. Establish access control permissions to server and database

4. Secure data transactions

4.1. Identify data transactions with reference to functionality and features of website

4.2. Identify and apply channel protocols where relevant to requirements

4.3. Install and configure payment systems

5. Monitor and document security framework

5.1. Develop a program of selective independent audits and penetration tests

5.2. Determine performance benchmarks

5.3. Implement audit and test programs with results recorded, analysed and reported

5.4. Make security framework changes based on test results

5.5. Develop the site security plan with reference to securitypolicy and requirements

5.6. Develop and distribute related policies and procedures to client

Qualifications and Skillsets

ICAT4195B appears in the following qualifications:

  • ICA40605 - Certificate IV in Information Technology (Testing)