Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management
Advance your cyber security career under expert industry guidance
RMIT co-created this postgraduate IT qualification with IBM to skill up professionals with industry ready capabilities. Apply governance strategies and manage risk with confidence. Plan for incident-readiness and know you’re primed to respond.
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What you'll learn
• Develop and advise on cyber security risk and governance strategies
• Design and apply governance and corporate compliance frameworks to protect businesses against cyber security risks and threats
• Manage teams, processes and projects to deliver on risk, governance and security outcomes
• An understanding of the implications of law, policy, and ethics in cyber security
• Design appropriate security policy frameworks to protect business and information assets
• Interface with technical cyber security teams and individuals at different levels of organisational hierarchy
Our Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management will equip you with the skills to develop and advise on cyber security risk and governance strategies. You’ll design and apply governance, compliance, and resilience frameworks, and learn how to respond to incidents and manage security governance teams, processes, and projects. You’ll also gain the capabilities to interface with technical cyber teams across all levels of an organisation’s hierarchy.
Graduate with a globally recognised degree from a leading Australian university.
An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, from a recognised tertiary institution plus 2 years relevant work experience.
Work and Life
If you do not have these academic qualifications, you may be eligible for entrance into this program if you have at least 5 years continuous full-time experience working in business, information systems, or cyber security. These applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).
English Proficiency Requirements
International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. You can provide your results from one of these three options:
• An accepted English language proficiency test, or
• An accepted English language provider, or
• A recognised Australian or international qualification.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit the English language requirements and equivalency information.
Australian Student Visas
RMIT’s Online Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT’s on-campus programs visit rmit.edu.au.
Credit for previous study or work
Students may be eligible for credit. Exemptions from this program will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.
Understand how to design and apply governance and compliance frameworks to cyber security risks and incidents. Advance your career in a high demand field and lead your organisation’s cyber security management strategy.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
We recommend that you complete the courses in this program in the following order:
- Fundamentals of Cyber Security
- Cyber Security Governance, Risk and Compliance Management
- Cyber Security Resilience and Incident Management
As a prerequisite of this program, you must complete Fundamentals of Cyber Security first, before completing the remaining two core subjects and the elective.
Completion of 4 courses as outlined in the recommended study pattern.
Choose your subjects
Fundamentals of Cyber Security
Develop an understanding of the complexity and nuances of cyber security as a technical discipline and apply key concepts to cyber defence, identity, access management (IdAM) and network security. Develop insights into the anatomy and stages of a cyber attack, and discover key security tools and cyber defences.
Cyber Security Governance, Risk and Compliance Management
Explore current and emerging cyber security governance, risk, and compliance requirements. You’ll evaluate risk management concepts and key legal regulatory and compliance frameworks. Assess and quantify cyber risks and apply modelling and strategies to evaluate threats and vulnerabilities.
Cyber Security Resilience and Incident Management
Develop insights and strategies to align cyber security management with organisational needs, assessing cyber security maturity, incident management, and crisis communication capabilities. Foster a strategic approach to creating a security culture and awareness in relation to assets and record management, and design roles and responsibilities, processes, and governance structures for organisational cyber resilience.
For this course, choose one of the following electives:
Cyber Security Strategy Project
Undertake a project to conceptualise, develop, and recommend organisational strategies for a real client in conjunction with the CIC at RMIT and AWS. Learn how to apply, demonstrate, and reflect your strategic approach to an industry problem. As part of this course, you’ll design a cyber security solution that will address industry challenges through applying AWS’s digital innovation techniques and approaches.
Data and Privacy in the Digital Age
Develop an advanced understanding of Australian and international privacy laws. Comprehend the value of personal and commercial data and examine the obligations relating to the collection, storage, and use of customer data. Explore the ethical, social, and regulatory implication of key privacy and data topics and the necessary organisational response in the event of a data breach.
Digital Leadership & Digital Delivery with Agile
This elective includes two of RMIT Online’s Future Skills short courses. The digital leadership component will expose you to the leadership practices and mindsets required to lead product development and product teams. You’ll be introduced to leadership frameworks and models within fast changing digital environments. The Agile delivery component will enable you to understand the depth and breadth of agile frameworks, methods, tools and techniques and how to select, blend and apply these broadly across business domains.
Law and Policy for Emerging Technologies
This elective examines the emergence of new technologies and its impacts on modern society, ethics, law, regulation, and policy. You’ll study a range of theories and approaches for developing suitable regulations that are able to keep up and remain flexible with technological change.