Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The maze of global connectivity that moves data and enables data sharing is central to cyber security. Cyber security threats are a bane for businesses and successful organisations proactively seek to understand these threats in order to identify strategies to manage them, so as to enhance the market value of the enterprise. By identifying these threats and understanding their risk exposures, organisations can respond effectively to them. In this subject you will focus on the principles and tools behind risk analysis for cyber security by adopting a case study approach. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of risk and risk-focused operations management in an enterprise cyber security setting.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesIn-class or on-line activities, online quiz assessment tasks

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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


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
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 - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse the core values with a focus on cybersecurity operations to support your strategic and operational risk management objectives.
02. Analyse potential malicious cyber activity and its effect on corporate risk profile.
03. Apply a risk-focused cybersecurity operations management framework to enable organizations to safely advance business continuity.
04. Develop effective and innovative solutions and management strategies to address problems in cybersecurity.

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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-ordinatorKok-Boon Oh

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online quiz (equivalent to 1000 words) 20 multiple-choice questions covering Lectures 1,2,3

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Individual written assignment (critical analysis) 1000 words Journal article review or case study

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Case study evaluations (presentation/discussion of analysis) (equivalent to 1000 words) Live case study evaluation

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group Research assignment (written case study, 750 words per student) Groups of 3 students. This final report should be a professional document presented to management, addressing cyber security threats as well as recommending possible methods of mitigation for each risk.

N/AOtherGroupNo30 SILO2, SILO4