Applied Cybersecurity

CYB80005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

2020 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

31 Jul 20


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.
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