Cybersecurity Law, Policy and Ethics

CYB60003 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 2

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

Aims and objectives

The unit aims to help students operate effectively in the cybersecurity governance arena implementing frameworks and developing policy responses to issues that arise. The unit introduces students to legal frameworks that govern cybersecurity in Australia and the key governance organisations. Students are also exposed to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union and mandatory reporting of data breaches in Australia and the growing body of ICMS including ISO 27K. Students will learn about the changing nature of cybersecurity threats the requirement for managers to maintain an up-to-date tool kit in relation to cyber law and policy.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the legal and regulatory structure for dealing with cybersecurity both domestically and internationally
2. Analyse cybersecurity policy and law in Australia and their application to business
3. Research and analyse the international standards that support cybersecurity governance frameworks in Australia
4. Critically analyse ethics in relation to governance and policy in cybersecurity