Gold CoastSession 1,2Session 1,2

Unit description

Provides students with advanced vendor-neutral cybersecurity knowledge for complex systems like Internet of Things (IoT). Students will learn about assessing, planning for and controlling cyber risks in contemporary organisations as well as national and international cybersecurity related laws, regulations and privacy issues. Students will research recent developments in cybersecurity solutions including Artificial Intelligence.

Unit content

Topic 1: Cybersecurity security principles, models and management frameworks

Topic 2: Cyber threats, vulnerabilities and exploits

Topic 3: Cyber risk assessment

Topic 4: Cyber risk control

Topic 5: State-of-the-art techniques for cybersecurity

Topic 6: Cybersecurity for complex systems

Topic 7: Cybersecurity best practices

Topic 8: Planning for cybersecurity

Topic 9: Personnel security and privacy from IoT and Big Data perspectives

Topic 10: Cyber laws, policies and regulations

Topic 11: Evaluate and assess cybersecurity solutions

Topic 12: Trends in advanced cybersecurity techniques

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Darril Gibson , 2017, CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide Paperback .
  • Whitman, ME, Mattord, HJ & Coles, MJ, 2019, Management of Information Security, 6th edn. ISBN: 9781337405713.

Session 2

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Report (Risk Analysis and Control)30%
Report (Plan and Policy)30%
Develop and test a security solution40%

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