Cyber Security in Practice
Look at the motives and perpetrators of cybercrime. Explore how individuals and organisations face specific threats and examine the security measures to protect physical and digital access through people, infrastructure and computer systems.
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- 26 Jul 2021
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Integrate and analyse relevant theoretical and case-based literature to present a sustained, coherent and logical consideration to cybercrime and cyber security
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the key crime types and criminological issues which relate to cybercrime
- Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of threats to computer networks and physical infrastructure
- Critique and evaluate key security vulnerabilities of data storage infrastructure
- Apply advanced cyber hygiene practices to improve both personal and professional security
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Pre-requisite 50cp at 2000 level or above NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT311, PICX311
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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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
Computer systems and networks, and the applications that they support, are essential to information flows, economic transactions and critical infrastructure in the twenty-first century. This subject will present an overview of cyber security in practice with reference to both public and private sector organisations. The subject will look at the motives and perpetrators of cybercrime. It will explore how individuals and organisations face specific threats from their use of technology and identifies challenges in maintaining cyber and information security. It further examines the protective security measures required to protect physical and digital access to information through people, infrastructure and computer systems.
- Tutorial participation (10%)
- Seminal article critique (20%)
- Weekly quizzes (20%)
- Research Essay (50%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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