Personal and Professional Cybersecurity

Learn how to protect yourself online, and why taking a proactive approach to cyber safety is fundamental.

Fully Funded
30 Hours

About this short course

With cyber security breaches in Australia becoming increasingly more frequent and sophisticated than ever before, there has never been a more important time to ensure your safety online.

In the course, you will learn how to evaluate and take control of your personal security and ensure the safety of both your family and your workplace in the digital space. You will learn how to improve your personal cyber security, including how to authenticate your personal online accounts, set up secure passwords, and ensure identity confidentially across all your devices. You will also learn how to evaluate your overall online presence and learn a variety of practical ways to improve your digital footprint.

For the workplace, you will learn the must-have cyber skills that will ensure a secure online presence in your team. This includes examining ways to improve your physical workspace, learning how to report cyber security incidents under the NDBS, and improving your knowledge of Australia’s legal requirements for cyber security, privacy, and data protection. You will also learn ways to implement policies and procedures for your team and initiate strategies to help minimise the impact of incidents when they occur.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for both community members and professionals who wish to improve their cybersecurity knowledge in both the home and workplace. No prior experience or knowledge is required for this course.

Course Structure

This course is fully online and self-paced, and you will have access to this course for 12 months. As a general guide, we recommend allocating 30 hours to complete this course. Assessments in this course will include a combination of short quizzes, and portfolio tasks that will allow you to apply theory to your own work and personal practice.

By completing this course you will:

Learn how to securely authenticate your accounts, passwords, and/or systems

Evaluate and improve your digital footprint.

Learn how to identify, limit, and efficiently respond to cyber incidents.

Improve your understanding of the legal requirements for cyber security, privacy, and data protection.

Meet your Instructors

Mikaela Seabourne

Mikaela Seabourne (She/Her) is a Teaching Fellow within the College of Business and Economics at the University of Tasmania. She is an experienced cyber security educator in the fields of information security, programming, project management, and risk, who is currently undertaking a PhD in technologies for behavioural change. In her down time, she works as a security analyst and risk assessor in the areas of organisational information security, staff awareness, and social engineering.