Undergraduate | LTU-CSE2HUM | 2024
Human Factors in Cybersecurity
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 29 July 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 12 weeks
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
Human Factors in Cybersecurity
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Analyse psychological factors influencing cybersecurity behaviours and personality characteristics to develop strategies for secure practices and organisational sustainability goals.
- Investigate social implications of human factors in cyber security, considering digital divides, socio-cultural norms, and digital empowerment, to inform policies promoting equitable access and participation in secure environments.
- Analyse cybercrime business models and threats impacting corporate social and ethical responsibilities, assessing the influence of organisational culture, leadership, and communication on cyber security practices.
- Assess the economic impact of and financial implications of investing in human factors in cyber security and propose cost-effective risk management strategies.
- Develop a comprehensive cyber security culture, education and engagement strategy within an organisational context, whilst employing professional skills in evaluative judgement, team building, negotiation, and high-level communication across diverse environments.
- Psychology, sociology and anthropology of human behaviour
- Vulnerability analysis, social engineering and hacker dynamics
- Cybercrime financial and economic modelling
- Ethics, policy and regulation
- Cybersecurity culture, education and awareness
This subject delves into the scientific study of human behaviour in relation to cyber security, with a particular focus on psychological, sociological, anthropological, financial and economic considerations. Key theories covered include motivation, cognition, emotion, and personality traits that influence victim vulnerability and hacker success. Additionally, the subject examines cybercrime business models, criminological theories, and the impact of organisational culture, leadership, and communication on cyber security practices. Students will analyse the economic and financial implications of investing in human factors in cyber security and propose cost-effective risk management strategies. Through the development of a comprehensive cyber security culture, education, and engagement strategy, students will apply professional skills in evaluative judgment, team building, negotiation, and high-level communication skills.
- Psychological and sociological issues in current cyber contexts, 700 word equivalent total as follows: Article (500 word equiv, 70%), Infographic (200 word equiv, 30%) (20%)
- Cybercrime business models and threats on cyber practices, 1200 word equivalent total as follows: Digital Poster (1000 word equiv 80%), Self-evaluation (200 word equiv, 20%) (30%)
- Cybersecurity culture, education and engagement, 2450 word equivalent total: Part A: Proposal (1500 word equiv, 50%), Part B: Oral Presentation (350 word equiv, 25%), Part C: Self and Peer Evaluation (600 word equiv, 25%) (50%)
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