The Cyber Security unit provided by Macquarie University gives an in-depth understanding of the theory and practice of managing information security on computer systems and networks. You will be gain a thorough understanding of multiple cyber security technologies, processes and procedures, learn how to analyse threats, vulnerabilities and risks present in these environments, and develop appropriate strategies to mitigate potential cyber security problems.
The topics covered in this course include: an overview of computer and communications security, risk assessment, human factors, identification and authentication, access controls, malicious software, software security and legal and ethical issues.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:
Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies
Master of International Security Studies
Graduate Certificate of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Master of International Security Studies/Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism
Areas of study
In this cyber security online unit, the topics you will study include:
Frameworks and strategies
Business continuity and disaster recovery
Risks and controls
Attacks and mitigation
Controls and training
Behaviours and social engineering
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Diploma of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
Master of International Security Studies, Macquarie University
Graduate Certificate of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
Graduate Diploma of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
Master of International Security Studies/Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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