Raise your awareness of cyberspace threats and the implications for law enforcement and national security responses. Study the role of the internet in radicalisation and recruitment, and the role of digital currency in money laundering.
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.
At completion of this subject students will be able to:
understand and differentiate characteristics and typologies of different crime threats and trends in the cyber space
analyse how nation-states and non-nation-states actors utilize the internet as an attack vector in information warfare to infiltrate digital systems and gain control of critical infrastructure through the use of case studies
identify the value of the Internet as a vehicle to recruit, communicate, and fund terrorism
Analyse the technical, social and political drivers of cyber terrorism and information warfare.
Develop the ability to conduct independent and collaborative research through written and oral presentations
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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This subject was previously known as PICX808 Cyber Terrorism and Information Warfare
Cyberspace is borderless and global. The emergence of modern technology and an information-based world has created new opportunities for criminals. This subject provides an overview of these new threats in terms of global security and the implications for law enforcement and national security responses. The degree will analyse the processes of cyber terrorism and information cyber warfare through historical, operational and strategic perspectives. Topics like the role of the internet in radicalisation, extremism and recruitment, and the role of digital currency in money laundering and recruiting will be covered. Students will gain an understanding of various definitions of cyber terrorism and information warfare, and through an application of case studies will analyse and critique existing literature and understanding of these subject matters. They will also be able to analyse how nation states and non-nation state actors utilise the internet as an attack vector in information warfare to infiltrate digital systems to gain control of critical infrastructure. The subject is interactive and students are expected to actively participate in seminars and online discussion forums.