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Data Analysis for Cyber Security ZAT213

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


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.


Unit name Data Analysis for Cyber Security
Unit code ZAT213
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Technologies

Sahar Shahpari

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 2 On-Campus Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 2 27/4/2020 18/5/2020 2/6/2020 3/7/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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

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

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

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

4. Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques

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

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

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



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 020305

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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.


AT1: Case study using Industry example (40%)

AT2: Infographic - Data-driven decision-making flowchart (30%)

AT3: Project - Data analysis and security plan report (30%)

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