Courses & Units

Data Analysis for Cyber Security ZAT201

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


In this subject, students will learn about the various methodologies used to compromise corporate host and network security as well as techniques to harden corporate computer and network defences. You will be introduced to the techniques required for data analysis in the context of cyber security including evaluating, classifying, and testing the levels of security in a corporate network by considering the effectiveness of existing security countermeasures and proposing approaches and methods for incident response. Applying appropriate security and penetration testing techniques to obtain results of testing will be a key practical element of this unit.

Students should enrol in ZAP201 Practice and Portfolio 9 in conjunction with this subject.


Unit name Data Analysis for Cyber Security
Unit code ZAT201
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies


Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

Identify and explain data-driven decision-making tools and methodologies for analysing data.

Apply and implement data-driven decision-making tools and techniques for analysis of data sets.

Evaluate findings from data analysis methodologies to inform business on cyber security.

Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques

Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace

Use reflective and deliberate thinking to generate plans for self-development

Apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems



Band Field of Education
2 020305

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ZAP201 Practice and Portfolio 9


Teaching Pattern

Teaching material and tutorial support will be provided weekly through MyLo during the term.

Students will be required to attend two to three on campus  practical sessions per term (2-3 hours per session).

Internet access is required for this course as students are required to access study materials provided online through MyLO. Please log into MyLO on the first day of each teaching period.

  • Case study using Industry example (40%)
  • Infographic - Data-driven decision-making flowchart (30%)
  • Project - Data analysis and security plan report (30%)
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