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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

1. Basic concepts of cyber security

2. Cyber risk management

3. Host, data and application security

4. The security of distributed systems

5. Personnel security

6. Cyber security ethics and administration in SME

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe and apply the key principles of cyber security
2identify and classify different types of cyber security threats and discuss various mitigation strategies through appropriate techniques
3differentiate spheres of security
4explain and demonstrate cyber security ethics and administration processes

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

  1. describe and apply the key principles of cyber security
  2. identify and classify different types of cyber security threats and discuss various mitigation strategies through appropriate techniques
  3. differentiate spheres of security
  4. explain and demonstrate cyber security ethics and administration processes

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report40%
Report60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report40%
Report60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report40%
Report60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report40%
Report60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report40%
Report60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report40%
Report60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report40%
Report60%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (weekly)
Assessment
Report40%
Report60%
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