INTRODUCTION TO CYBERSECURITY

CSE1ICB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In the modern Internet era, industries and organisations 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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

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Quota Management StrategyN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Cybersecurity Essentials

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorN/A

Year2017

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PublisherSYBEX

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
COMMUNICATION - Digital Capability
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe key emerging cybersecurity practices, regulations and standards
02. Demonstrate foundation skills in safeguarding data, systems and networks
03. Compare approaches for cyber risk management used to address real world problems
04. Identify approaches to digital forensics, application security and network security in the context of cyberspace
05. Show understanding of data security, web security and cryptography and possible solutions to cyber threats

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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Written Report on current Cybersecurity Practices and standards (equivalent to 500 words)

N/AReportIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2

Report on Risk Management Strategies (equivalent to 500 words)

This assignment has two parts: A written 500 word report and a 10 minute oral presentation

N/AReportIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group written submission on a Cybersecurity case study (equivalent to 1000 words per student)

N/AOtherGroupNo20 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2-hour final exam (equivalent to 2000 words)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

On-Line, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment 1 - Written report on Threats (500 Words equivalent )

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2

Assignment 2 - Written Report on Risk Management (500 Words equivalent) and 250 words oral Presentation 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Assignment 3 - Group Assignment on Cybersecurity case study (500 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo25 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Final exam (2000 words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

On-Line, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 31 - 42
One 2.00 hours computer laboratory per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Assignment 1 - Written report on Threats (500 Words equivalent )

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo10 SILO1, SILO2

Assignment 2 - Written Report on Risk Management (500 Words equivalent) and 250 words oral Presentation 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Assignment 3 - Group Assignment on Cybersecurity case study (500 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo25 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Final exam (2000 words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5