Courses & Units

Data Analytics for Cyber Security ZAT119

Introduction

In this unit you will learn how to interpret and analyse cyber security data. You will use methodologies and reporting techniques which are useful for strengthening information and network security and proposing changes. Specifically, you will learn about cyber security data; the techniques for identifying different vulnerabilities; and how data-driven decision-making techniques can be used to inform and report on purpose driven countermeasures.

This unit also introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:

- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.



Summary

Unit name Data Analytics for Cyber Security
Unit code ZAT119
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline STEAM
Coordinator Mr Lachlan Hardy
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the role and purpose of data for cyber security
  • Explain how data analytics works in the cyber security industry
  • Research and apply analytical processes to use data for cyber security purposes
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
020305 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

ZAT201|ZAT213

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online weekly modules supported by 1 full day workshop and weekly tutorials. 

AssessmentAT1: Report: Understanding Data and Analytics (25%)|AT3:Research and Analysis: Wireshark and PCAP analysis (40%)|AT2: Self-Assessment: Using ISO and Data Analytics (35%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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