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Unit description

Gives students an in-depth understanding of cybersecurity from a management perspective including strategy (people), operations (process) and tactical (technology) pillars. Students will learn the knowledge and skills to manage cyber risks, recommend appropriate controls and contribute to developments of cyber security policies, standards and guidelines in SME.

Unit content

1. Cybersecurity management frameworks
2. Cybersecurity executive management
3. Cybersecurity risk management and compliance
4. Cybersecurity modelling and intelligence
5. Cybersecurity testing and response management
6. Cybersecurity management of complex systems

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:
1assess organisational cybersecurity posture to define, document and publish the directions the required cybersecurity program will adopt to address the risk
2evaluate and develop cybersecurity programs to ensure information security
3model and choose cybersecurity controls in response to advanced persistent threats to formulate recovery procedures and business continuity plans for cyber security incidents
4work in a team to conduct research and evaluate recent trends in cybersecurity management

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

  1. assess organisational cybersecurity posture to define, document and publish the directions the required cybersecurity program will adopt to address the risk
  2. evaluate and develop cybersecurity programs to ensure information security
  3. model and choose cybersecurity controls in response to advanced persistent threats to formulate recovery procedures and business continuity plans for cyber security incidents
  4. work in a team to conduct research and evaluate recent trends in cybersecurity management

Prescribed texts

  • Free e-book available from https://www.nist.gov/cyberframework: NIST, Cybersecurity Framework.
  • Free e-book: Harris, S & Maymi, F, 2016, CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, 7th edn. ISBN: B01G2RY8H0.
  • Required for project: Free resource available from https://www.owasp.org/images/1/19/OTGv4.pdf: OWASP, Testing Guide 4.0.
  • eBook is also available for a cheaper price: Whitman/Mattord , 2019, Management of Information Security, 6, Cengage Learning, Inc., Boston, USA. ISBN: 9781337405713.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Report/Case Study40%
Attack Tree and Mitre Att&ck50%
Quiz10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Report/Case Study40%
Attack Tree and Mitre Att&ck50%
Quiz10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Report/Case Study40%
Attack Tree and Mitre Att&ck50%
Quiz10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Report/Case Study40%
Attack Tree and Mitre Att&ck50%
Quiz10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Report/Case Study40%
Attack Tree and Mitre Att&ck50%
Quiz10%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Report/Case Study40%
Attack Tree and Mitre Att&ck50%
Quiz10%
Notice

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

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