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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Gives students an introduction to the foundation of cybersecurity including its technical, technological, human and legal aspects. Students will be able to define, identify and explain the necessary security measures, mechanisms and services needed for incorporation into overall enterprise information systems, both managed 'in-house' and 'out-sourced' to third party providers.

Unit content

Topic 1: Basic concepts of cybersecurity
Topic 2: The assets
Topic 3: Threats, attacks and vulnerabilities
Topic 4: Cyber risk assessment and management
Topic 5: Security models and principles
Topic 6: Host, data and application security
Topic 7: Network security
Topic 8: Personnel security
Topic 9: Cryptography and its applications
Topic 10: Cybersecurity legal and ethical aspects
Topic 11: Cybersecurity administration in SME
Topic 12: Recent updates in cybersecurity

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1name and explain concepts and parameters for risk assessment and management in enterprise information systems against cybercrime and like attacksKnowledge of a discipline
2summarise and explain security parameters relevant to a computer network and its associated server and client computer systemsKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3define and explain the fundamentals of modern cryptography and its applications in cybersecurityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
4identify and classify types of cyber threats and discuss appropriate detection, countermeasures and prevention techniquesEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
5interpret relevant professional/legal obligations, governance and compliance mandates for cybersecurityEthical practiceKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
6describe and explain cybersecurity administration processes in SME and recent issues in cybersecurity.Knowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. name and explain concepts and parameters for risk assessment and management in enterprise information systems against cybercrime and like attacks
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. summarise and explain security parameters relevant to a computer network and its associated server and client computer systems
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. define and explain the fundamentals of modern cryptography and its applications in cybersecurity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  4. identify and classify types of cyber threats and discuss appropriate detection, countermeasures and prevention techniques
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. interpret relevant professional/legal obligations, governance and compliance mandates for cybersecurity
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  6. describe and explain cybersecurity administration processes in SME and recent issues in cybersecurity.
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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