Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. critique contemporary literature relating to the concepts of cyber intelligence and policing
  2. demonstrate higher order communication skills including the ability to formulate sustained, persuasive and original written and oral arguments
  3. 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
  4. evaluate how the intelligence function fits within the dynamic national and internal cyber security context
  5. critically analyse a case study, demonstrating professional judgment and assessment.
  • Topics

    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Chat Rooms
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

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    Video Conferencing

This subject is previously known as Cyber Policing and Intelligence

The results of a cyberattack can be disastrous, ranging from physical destruction to economic chaos. Therefore, organisations must develop cyber threat intelligence that enables a more proactive, over-the-horizon threat awareness posture. In this subject students learn how cyber intelligence can be used to fight cybercrime and strengthen an organisation’s security posture against a range of adversaries and attack vectors. This includes understanding the role of cyber intelligence; intelligence tactics, techniques and processes; as well as the intelligence product and evaluation, analysis and interpretation of cyber intelligence. Cyber policing will be examined from an intelligence-led policing perspective.  As part of this we look at cybercrime, jurisdictions and extradition, information sharing, and collaboration and cyber policing challenges.  During the subject, students will use a commercial software platform to examine the application of intelligence analysis processes and procedures.  

  • Assignment 1 - Assessment 1 (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assessment 2 (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assessment 3 (25%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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