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Introduction to Cyber security

Organisations across Australia don't just want new cyber security experts like you—they desperately need you.

With more individuals, governments and businesses being targeted by cyber attacks than ever before, demand for this IT specialisation couldn’t be higher.

If you’re eager to join the frontlines of digital defence, then we can help you get qualified. Here at Open Universities Australia, you can compare and enrol in online cyber security courses from across the country.

David studied information technology with Swinburne University through Open Universities Australia

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Cyber security study FAQs

What do you learn in a cyber security course?

Whether you want to brush up on cyber security basics or become a well-rounded technical expert, there's a study path for you. Through an online course in cyber security, you can expect to cover topics like:

  • Current computer crimes and future threats
  • What motivates cyber hackers
  • How to secure systems and networks
  • How to evaluate security vulnerabilities
  • How to respond to real-world incidents
  • The ethics of privacy and data use

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