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 ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A


Cybersecurity Essentials

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


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

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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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNaveen Chilamkurti

Class requirements

Computer LaboratoryWeek: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h 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 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written Report on current Cybersecurity Practices and standards (equivalent to 500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo10 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 presentationN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3
Group written submission on a Cybersecurity case study (equivalent to 1000 words per student)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
One 2-hour final exam (equivalent to 2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5