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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
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Enrol by
21 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024,
29 July 2024

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Introduction to Cybersecurity

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Describe key emerging cybersecurity practices, regulations, and standards
    2. Demonstrate foundation skills in identifying malware, securing applications, systems, and networks
    3. Employ and compare approaches for cyber risk management used to address real world problems
    4. 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

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed CSE3CSX (Cybersecurity Fundamentals) are ineligible to enrol in 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.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

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

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