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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Provides students with advanced vendor-neutral cybersecurity knowledge for complex systems like Internet of Things (IoT). Students will learn about assessing, planning for and controlling cyber risks in contemporary organisations as well as national and international cybersecurity related laws, regulations and privacy issues. Students will research recent developments in cybersecurity solutions including Artificial Intelligence.

Unit content

Topic 1: Cybersecurity security principles, models and management frameworks

Topic 2: Cyber threats, vulnerabilities and exploits

Topic 3: Cyber risk assessment

Topic 4: Cyber risk control

Topic 5: State-of-the-art techniques for cybersecurity

Topic 6: Cybersecurity for complex systems

Topic 7: Cybersecurity best practices

Topic 8: Planning for cybersecurity

Topic 9: Personnel security and privacy from IoT and Big Data perspectives

Topic 10: Cyber laws, policies and regulations

Topic 11: Evaluate and assess cybersecurity solutions

Topic 12: Trends in advanced cybersecurity techniques

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 determine and critically assess cyber threats and risks to an organisation's information systems and propose appropriate measures to be taken
2 identify and evaluate recent trends in the use of advanced techniques including Artificial Intelligence in cyber security solutions
3 critically analyse in-depth cybersecurity requirements by assessing pertinent laws and regulations at state, national and international levels
4 develop comprehensive cyber security plans and policies for small-to-medium enterprise (SME)
5 propose solutions to advanced, persistent cyber threats and create recovery procedures for use after any successful penetration of an information system

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. determine and critically assess cyber threats and risks to an organisation's information systems and propose appropriate measures to be taken
  2. identify and evaluate recent trends in the use of advanced techniques including Artificial Intelligence in cyber security solutions
  3. critically analyse in-depth cybersecurity requirements by assessing pertinent laws and regulations at state, national and international levels
  4. develop comprehensive cyber security plans and policies for small-to-medium enterprise (SME)
  5. propose solutions to advanced, persistent cyber threats and create recovery procedures for use after any successful penetration of an information system

Prescribed texts

  • Darril Gibson , 2017, CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide Paperback .
  • Whitman, ME, Mattord, HJ & Coles, MJ, 2019, Management of Information Security, 6th edn. ISBN: 9781337405713.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.