Applied Cybersecurity

CYB80005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 150 contact hours - Swinburne Online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2023 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 1
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

13 Mar 23 - 11 Jun 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
26 Mar 23

7 Apr 23

Last withdraw without fail:
28 Apr 23

6 Nov 23 - 11 Feb 24

5 Mar 24

Last self enrolment:
19 Nov 23

1 Dec 23

Last withdraw without fail:
29 Dec 23


100cps – Master of Cybersecurity Management

Aims and objectives

This unit engages students in simulated threats in a cyber war environment providing an opportunity to be the attacker and the defender, understand the motivations on both sides, and apply an ethical and legal lens to both sides of the threat. Students will reflect, stratagise and apply lessons to develop a framework for cyber threat prevention.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe the threats to network security and their defences from the attacker and the defender view
2. Critically analyse a cybersecurity threat scenario and develop management strategies for the protection of an organisation
3. Evaluate the theory and practice behind the cyber threat and the role that security management plays in the wider picture of cybersecurity
4. Analyse the procedures and practices involved in managing cyber security risks and threats and apply these to a real world situation