Cyber security involves ways to prevent, identify and respond to attacks on critical infrastructure and business operations. In this unit, you will be introduced to the current cyber security landscape, including common threats, the types and motivation of attackers, and the range of technical, legal and psychological defenses available. You will be guided by international standards, such as NIST Cyber Security Framework and ISO 27001. Throughout the unit you will reflect on real-life case studies to gain an appreciation of the magnitude of cyber security challenges, and the importance of data analytics in addressing these challenges in the future.
|Unit Level||Not Applicable|
|Student Contribution Band||2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|2. Online Quiz(zes)||20%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) defines skills and competencies of ICT professionals. SFIA is used internationally in job descriptions, role profiles and to describe graduate outcomes. This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA 7 (the SFIA code is included):
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•|