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Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare is an online study unit provided by Macquarie University in association with Open Universities Australia. The unit has been created in response to the changing security needs of governments and business alike, as they attempt to respond to the increasing threat of hackers and cyber terrorists.
In essence, the unit provides a highly sophisticated analysis of the threat of cyber terrorism, and examines the way in which hackers can exploit and infiltrate cyber systems, networks and applications used by governments and businesses. The unit aims to evaluate major weaknesses in systems, and equip students with a strong understanding of the security strategies and tactics that may be employed to combat these external threats.
The unit also details the specific tactics terrorists use to target corporations and government departments, and how to implement security strategies to mitigate these risks.
You cannot enrol on this program if you have already completed the following unit:
You must also be accepted into one of the following courses:
In this Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:
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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Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare provides you with postgraduate expertise in an area that is vital to the security of practically every major organisation in the world, meaning if you are planning on a career in high-level digital security, this unit will help cement your knowledge and provide a strong stepping stone to further academic pursuits in the field.
You will learn which tactics cyber criminals use to target organisations, and which kind of digital infrastructures they most easily infiltrate. Knowing how to stop these individuals in their tracks is essential to the risk management and security of any modern organisation, and having competencies in the subject will set you apart in a highly competitive digital economy. In particular, this unit will greatly benefit those looking at a career at the very top of the security industry.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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