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Undergraduate | LTU-CSE2HUM | 2024

Human Factors in Cybersecurity

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Start dates
29 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks

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Human Factors in Cybersecurity

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Analyse psychological factors influencing cybersecurity behaviours and personality characteristics to develop strategies for secure practices and organisational sustainability goals.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Assess the economic impact of and financial implications of investing in human factors in cyber security and propose cost-effective risk management strategies.
    5. 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.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Cybersecurity

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Bachelor of Business

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Information Technology

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Bachelor of Psychological Science

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