This unit explores cybersecurity as it is managed in the business context. It covers the processes of threat and risk analysis, security policy development, incident prevention and response, issues around privacy, professional codes of conduct, and looks at legislative efforts around the world intended to address privacy and cybersecurity issues. It also looks at the ethical issues that cybersecurity raises, and the ways that this affects how cybersecurity practitioners can operate.
Completing this unit will provide you with the opportunity to obtain the Fortinet Cybersecurity Awareness and Technical (NSE 1–3) professional industry certification.
Students need to get permission from the unit coordinator to enrol in the online offering. This online offering is primarily for students enrolled in the Diploma of ICT Professional Practice (including the Undergraduate Certificate in ICT Professional Practice) who might need to complete the unit online. Online students will need to attend online tutorials.
|Unit name||Introduction to Cybersecurity Policies and Practices|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
|Discipline||Information & Communication Technology|
|Coordinator||Doctor Mira Park|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Analyse industry approaches to cybersecurity practices as they relate to privacy and the law
- Explain relevant cybersecurity policies and processes designed to protect an organisation
- Draft a security policy for a company that meets their threat and risk profile
- Discuss the ethical issues that cybersecurity practitioners face in different security scenarios
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2 x 1-hr lecture weekly, 2-hr x 12 tutorials - For this unit, students are expected to attend on-campus tutorials; an online tutorial will be available for students with special circumstances (permission is required to attend the online tutorial)
|Assessment||Final Test (40%)|Individual research (15%)|Cybersecurity policy making (30%)|Tutorial Demonstrations (15%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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