Cybersecurity: the people and organisation

CYB80004 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


75 Credit Points

Aims and objectives

This unit provides a broad understanding of managing cybersecurity and its significance in enabling organisations to operate effectively within a fast paced, increasingly complex and diverse global environment. The management role will be examined from the perspective of direction-setting, decision-making and strategic planning; the organising role covering structure and design, communications and information technology, human resource management and the management of change and innovation; the leadership role covering the basics of organisational behaviour, group and team dynamics, motivation and leadership styles; and the controlling or performance management function introducing operations and value chain management within a specialised workforce.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of managerial functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling across the organisation in diverse and complex environments
2. Critically analyse the relevance of Human Capital Management (HCM) in the strategic management of specialised cybersecurity staff
3. Critically analyse the strategic priorities associated with managing security in a complex business environment
4. Work collaboratively as a member or leader of a team and/or with stakeholders and implement methods for optimising collaboration