INTRODUCTION TO CYBERSECURITY AND CYBERSECURITY PRACTICE

CSP4ICB

2021

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.

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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

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

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critique key emerging cybersecurity practices, regulations and standards to recommend appropriate security solutions
02. Develop approaches for cyber risk management used to address real world problems
03. Investigate and formulate effective approaches to digital forensics, application security and network security in the context of cyberspace
04. Select and apply data security, web security and cryptography solutions against cyber threats

Subject options

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Bundoora (La Trobe College), 2021, Week 10-25, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 25
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.
Lab/Tutorial

LectureWeek: 10 - 25
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 25 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written Report on current Cybersecurity Practices and standards (equivalent to 500 words) Individual assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1
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 assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Group written submission on a Cybersecurity case study (equivalent to 1000 words per student)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2.5 hour final exam (equivalent to 2500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bundoora (La Trobe College), 2021, Week 27-38, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 27 - 38
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
Lab/Tutorial

LectureWeek: 27 - 38
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written Report on current Cybersecurity Practices and standards (equivalent to 500 words) Individual assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1
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 assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Group written submission on a Cybersecurity case study (equivalent to 1000 words per student)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2.5 hour final exam (equivalent to 2500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bundoora (La Trobe College), 2021, Week 42-05, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRabei Alhadad

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 42 - 0
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
Lab/Tutorial

LectureWeek: 42 - 0
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Written Report on current Cybersecurity Practices and standards (equivalent to 500 words) Individual assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1
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 assessmentN/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Group written submission on a Cybersecurity case study (equivalent to 1000 words per student)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 2.5 hour final exam (equivalent to 2500 words)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4