Simulation in Cyber Security
In this sequential course, you’ll put the knowledge you’ve gained in cyber security into practice with a simulation of a real-world crisis. Solve problems and find solutions using research and analysis in teams.
Your upfront cost: $0
- 22 Feb 2021
- 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:
- Understand the strengths and weaknesses of simulation & role-playing as an educational and professional tool.
- Understand decision-making, bargaining situations and group dynamics in a political-strategic context.
- Evaluate tools and software commonly used to attack/protect networks in complex and evolving real-world situations.
- Communicate disciplinary knowledge to professional audiences through the Cyber Security sections of the briefing papers.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics in this unit will be provided in the 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:
Admission to MCyberSec and 60cp at 8000 level or above including (PICX8012 or PICX812) and (PICX8080 or PICX808) and (PICX8040 or PICX840) or (PICX8048 or PICX848) and (PICX8049 or PICX849) NCCW (pre-2020 units) PICT950, PICT951, PICT952, PICT953, PICT954, PICT955, PICX950, PICX951, PICX952, PICX953, PICX954, PICX955 NCCW (2020 and onwards) PICT8950 Strategic Simulation; PICT8951 Simulation in Security and Strategy; PICT8952 Simulation in Criminology ; PICT8953 Simulation in Intelligence; PICT8954 Simulation in Cyber Security; PICT8955 Simulation in Counter Terrorism PICX8950 Strategic Simulation; PICX8951 Simulation in Security and Strategy; PICX8952 Simulation in Criminology; PICX8953 Simulation in Intelligence; PICX8955 Simulation in Counter Terrorism
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The second half of the unit when students are doing the simulation/wargame, will be delivered in an intensive mode, students are required to have an intensive level of involvement for 2 weeks.
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 formerly known as PICX954 Simulation in Cyber Security
This subject provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gain throughout their program of study to a real world crisis. By participating in a dynamic simulation, students will be required to solve problems and find solutions to real world challenges. Students will be assigned to an executive team that includes students with different skill sets and knowledge. These executive teams may include strategists, intelligence analysts, criminologists, counter terrorism experts, and cyber security analysts. Students enrolled in Simulation in Cyber Security will perform the role of the cyber security analyst. Their mission will be to formulate solutions by employing the academic, research, analysis and workplace skills they acquired throughout their program. In particular, they will be required to use their knowledge of cyber security suites –including offensive tools– to provide detailed assessments of the evolving situation/scenario. They will also be responsible for the cyber security sections of ministerial briefing papers that each group will have to provide as part of their assessment tasks. The student will be required to make policy recommendations based on his assessment of the situation.
- Quiz (10%%)
- Simulation Week 4 and Week 7 (10%%)
- Ministerial Brief/Memo (45%%)
- Simulation (35%%)
Current study term: 21 Feb 21 to 04 Jun 21)
Textbooks are not required.
Next study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.