Cyber Law Project Assignment

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Cyber LawProject
Table of ContentsINTRODCUTION...........................................................................................................................1MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................1Laws and regulations that needs to be comply with...............................................................3Obligations under legislations................................................................................................4Importance of obligations under various laws.......................................................................5Things need to be done by the university...............................................................................8Other areas to be considered...................................................................................................8CONCLUSION......................................................................................................................8REFERENCES................................................................................................................................9
INTRODCUTIONCyber law is a branch of legal system whichis applicable on the matters related withinternet, cyberspace and related areas (Ajayi, 2016). It is wider in context as it provides legalprovisions governing freedom of expression, access to and usage of internet and online privacy.It is also called “law of the internet”. The report consists a case study in which all the laws whichneeds to be complied must be with. Furthermore, obligations regarding policies and proceduresabout cyber have been mentioned along with their consequences in case of breach orcontravention. Furthermore, other all supplemented areas which has compliance related to cyberlaw have been mentioned.MAIN BODYIn the given case, University A in NSW, Australia is considering to implement a wholenew Student Management System (SMS) in order to have better management of operations. Thiswill fulfils variety of requirements such as improved compliance, better response of University tomarket conditions, to improve student experience and many more.By looking into number of benefits such as reduced spend on compliance amendments,minimised cost of student service, increased revenue generation, etc. Hence, after evaluating allthe alternatives, University has chosen to go for In-house built system.In house built systeminvolves activities whereby a product is produced by an entitywithin the premises of an organization. In this process, a company does not rely on outsourcing.Employees of the organization are used to build the product. It is suitable and can providenumber of benefits because people working in the organization possess better knowledge andcarries their functions in a better way. There is a co-ordination and familiarity of processes whichreduces number of risks (Hobe, 2017).1
Student management system (SMS)is a software which is programmed to manageroutine operations of school and colleges. It contains information about every student which isimportant. Furthermore, variations can be done in every system according to requirements ofcustomers. Generally, universities often choose in-built system for making software which canbe developed internally with reduced costs. There are software like SAP, J2E etc. which are usedfor designing the software package that can fulfil needs of clients.There are other considerations apart from cost which hold importance such as legislationsapplicable on cyber system. Software and internet are two components which are used in SMSfor efficient working. It is huge in scope and includes related aspects of internet and software,thus, legislations have been enacted which have objectives to protect people from cyber crimes.These software consists confidential information of students such as account details, address, andother important data which can not be disclosed publicly. Hence, Australian government haspassed laws and rules which are required to be followed by every school or university opting forany software under Student Management System (Kundi, G. M. and et. al, 2014).Cyber security refers to protection of internet connected systems including hardware andsoftware and data from cyberattacks. In Australia, Cybercrime Act, 2001 is for the security ofinformation that is contained in any software implemented by any education institutions,organizations etc. The scope of this act extends to all the areas of Australia and defines computerrelated act, event, circumstances or outcomes which might weaken security or affect operationsof a system.2
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