Postgraduate | MAQ-PICX8049 | 2024
Australia and Cyber Intelligence
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Examine cyber policing from an intelligence-led policing perspective by looking at cybercrime, jurisdictions and extradition, information sharing, collaboration and cyber policing challenges
Australia and Cyber Intelligence
About this subject
On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to
- critique contemporary literature relating to the concepts of cyber intelligence
- demonstrate higher order communication skills including the ability to formulate sustained, persuasive and original written and oral arguments
- model academic research skills, particularly the ability to select sources appropriately to integrate knowledge from diverse sources, to critically evaluate its significance and relevance, synthesise material and present finding logically, rationally and lucidly
- Model intelligence collection and analysis skills, particularly the ability to select and evaluate sources and produce an effective intelligence assessment.
- evaluate how the intelligence function fits within the dynamic national and internal cyber security context
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
This subject is previously known as PICX849 Cyber Policing and Intelligence in Australia
Cyberspace has become a major site for different forms of warfare and coercion, ranging from cyber disruption, through information compromise, all the way to covert information operations on a national level. In this unit students learn how robust cyber intelligence can be used to enhance the often-reactive posture of cyber security. This includes understanding the role of cyber intelligence and counterintelligence within the broad, integrated configuration of cyber-security. Students will learn fundamental intelligence collection and analysis principles and apply them to a cyber-security context.
- Presentation (15%)
- Preliminary analysis and collection plan (20%)
- 3 quizzes covering the prescribed literature in the course (30%)
- Threat report (25%)
- Participation (10%)
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You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
MAQ-PICX849 (Not currently available)
NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT849, PICX849
Pre-requisite Admission to MPICT or MCPICT or GradDipPICT or GradDipCPICT or GradCertCPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MCPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or GradDipIntSecStud or GradCertIntSecStud or MCyberSec or MSecStrategicStudMCyberSec or MIntellMCyberSec or MCyberSecMCTerrorism or MCyberSecMCrim or Master of Cyber Security Analysis
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Note:Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
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