Courses & Units

Cybersecurity Policies and Practices KIT515


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 research raises, and the ways that this affects how cybersecurity researchers can operate.


Unit name Cybersecurity Policies and Practices
Unit code KIT515
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Information and Communication Technology
Discipline Information & Communication Technology
Coordinator Doctor Mira Park
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse industry approaches to cybersecurity practices as they relate to privacy and the law
  • Investigate and communicate effective policies and processes designed to improve an organisation's cybersecurity posture
  • Develop a cohesive security policy for a company that meets their threat and risk profile
  • Discuss the ethical issues that cybersecurity researchers face to assess the ethicality of given scenarios

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
029901 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,648.00

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Teaching Pattern

2-hour lectures weekly

12 x 2-hour tutorials - This unit will only offer on-campus tutorials

AssessmentResearch and Case studies during Tutorials (15%)|Research on cybersecurity (15%)|Risk assessment and Cybersecurity policy writing (30%)|End of unit test (40%)
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