Introduction to Cybersecurity
Undergraduate | LTU-CSE1ICB | 2024
Explore the basic principles of cybersecurity. Get familiar with industry terminology, software, and best practices. You’ll learn about the importance of protecting data. Study real-world cyber threats and delve into current solutions.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Enrol by
- 21 July 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 12 weeks
- Start dates
- 4 Mar 2024,
- 29 July 2024
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
Introduction to Cybersecurity
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Describe key emerging cybersecurity practices, regulations, and standards
- Demonstrate foundation skills in identifying malware, securing applications, systems, and networks
- Employ and compare approaches for cyber risk management used to address real world problems
- Work efficiently and effectively as a member of a team to investigate possible solutions such as cryptography to enhance data security, and web security, and digital forensics against cyber threats
- History, Fundamental Concepts and Terminology of Cybersecurity
- Software and Application Security
- History and Evolution of Computer Networks and Threats
- Basics of Cryptography
- Safe Handling of Data in Digital Business
In the modern Internet era, industries and organisations need to be prepared to defend against cyber threats and attacks. Stakeholders should be familiar with basic principles and best practices of cybersecurity to protect their businesses and personal information. In this subject, these principles and strategies for future cyber security are explored. Key topics include: information security; ethical and legal practices; mitigating cyber vulnerabilities; and the process of incident response and analysis. The subject introduces the broad discipline of cybersecurity and outlines how to ensure the privacy, reliability, confidentiality and integrity of information systems and mitigate against cyber threats and risks.
- Malware Analysis(equivalent to 750 Words) (25%)
- Case Study on the world’s biggest data breach(equivalent to 1000 Words per student) (35%)
- Project-based Assessment: Risk Assessment and Network Security Simulation (equivalent to 1500 Words) (30%)
- Quiz(equivalent to 500 Words) (10%)
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Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed CSE3CSX (Cybersecurity Fundamentals) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
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- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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