INTRODUCTION TO CYBERSECURITY AND CYBERSECURITY PRACTICE

CSP4ICB

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In the modern Internet era, industries and organizations need to be prepared to defend against cyber threats and attacks. Stakeholders should be familiar with basic principles and best practices of cybersecurity to protect their businesses and personal information. In this subject, these principles and strategies for future cyber security are explored. Key topics include: information security; ethical and legal practices; mitigating cyber vulnerabilities; and the process of incident response and analysis. The subject introduces the broad discipline of cybersecurity and outlines how to ensure the privacy, reliability, confidentiality and integrity of information systems and mitigate against cyber threats and risks.


SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critique key emerging cybersecurity practices, regulations and standards to recommend appropriate security solutions

Activities:
Lectures and self-directed activities introduce computer security frameworks, which include firewalls, anti-virus programs, and methods of common attacks on the computer systems.

02. Develop approaches for cyber risk management used to address real world problems

Activities:
2 x 2 hour lectures cover existing cyber risk management frameworks and how they responses to cyber incidents and reports. Students are given case studies to explore possible solutions in the laboratory classes

03. Investigate and formulate effective approaches to digital forensics, application security and network security in the context of cyberspace

Activities:
3 x 2 hour lectures discuss digital forensic concepts, application and network security. Students analyze various security threats on-line using security tools in the laboratory classes

04. Select and apply data security, web security and cryptography solutions against cyber threats

Activities:
2 x 2 hour lectures will discuss data security using various data security models focusing on web security and its potential effects on data. Lectures also cover basic introduction to Cryptography in the context of data security. In laboratory classes, students formulate and discuss various possible solutions for data security in teams.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bundoora (LaTrobeCollege), 2019, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 25
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lab/Tutorial"

Lecture Week: 10 - 25
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written Report on current Cybersecurity Practices and standards (equivalent to 500 words)Individual assessment10 01
Report and presentation on Risk Management Strategies (equivalent to 1000 words)This assignment has two parts: a written 500 words report and a 10 minute oral presentation. Individual assessment 20 01, 02
Group written submission on a Cybersecurity case study (equivalent to 1000 words per student)20 02, 03, 04
One 2.5 hour final exam (equivalent to 2500 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Bundoora (LaTrobeCollege), 2019, Week 27-38, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 27 - 38
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lab/Tutorial"

Lecture Week: 27 - 38
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written Report on current Cybersecurity Practices and standards (equivalent to 500 words)Individual assessment10 01
Report and presentation on Risk Management Strategies (equivalent to 1000 words)This assignment has two parts: a written 500 words report and a 10 minute oral presentation. Individual assessment 20 01, 02
Group written submission on a Cybersecurity case study (equivalent to 1000 words per student)20 02, 03, 04
One 2.5 hour final exam (equivalent to 2500 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04

Bundoora (LaTrobeCollege), 2019, Week 42-05, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 42
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day in week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lab/Tutorial"

Lecture Week: 42
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day in week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written Report on current Cybersecurity Practices and standards (equivalent to 500 words)Individual assessment10 01
Report and presentation on Risk Management Strategies (equivalent to 1000 words)This assignment has two parts: a written 500 words report and a 10 minute oral presentation. Individual assessment 20 01, 02
Group written submission on a Cybersecurity case study (equivalent to 1000 words per student)20 02, 03, 04
One 2.5 hour final exam (equivalent to 2500 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04