Cyber Policing and Intelligence - 2017

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Unit summary

PICX849

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sem2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Assessment 1 (25%) , Assignment 2 - Assessment 2 (50%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 3,214.00
International 3,464.00

The results of a cyberattack can be disastrous, ranging from physical destruction to economic chaos. Therefore, organisations must develop cyber threat intelligence that enables a more proactive, over-the-horizon threat awareness posture. In this unit students learn how cyber intelligence can be used to fight cybercrime and strengthen an organisation’s security posture against a range of adversaries and attack vectors. This includes understanding the role of cyber intelligence; intelligence tactics, techniques and processes; as well as the intelligence product and evaluation, analysis and interpretation of cyber intelligence. Cyber policing will be examined from an intelligence-led policing perspective.  As part of this we look at cybercrime, jurisdictions and extradition, information sharing, and collaboration and cyber policing challenges.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. critique contemporary literature relating to the concepts of cyber intelligence and policing
  2. demonstrate higher order communication skills including the ability to formulate sustained, persuasive and original written and oral arguments
  3. model academic research skills, particularly the ability to select sources appropriately to integrate knowledge from diverse sources, to critically evaluate its significance and relevance, synthesise material and present finding logically, rationally and lucidly
  4. evaluate how the intelligence function fits within the dynamic national and internal cyber security context
  5. critically analyse a case study, demonstrating professional judgment and assessment.
  • Assignment 1 — Assessment 1 (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Assessment 2 (50%)
  • Assignment 3 — Assessment 3 (25%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access — Students are required to have regular access to a computer and the internet. Mobile devices alone are not sufficient
  • Other special requirement — Video Conferencing

A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Chat rooms
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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