Applied Cybersecurity

CYB80005 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

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

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3 Teaching Period 2

8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22


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