Cyber Security as an Ecosystem G (11709.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Online
|| UC - Canberra, Online
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Technology||Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Interpret elements of the organsational infrastructure in a cyber security context;
2. Describe emerging security issues, risks, threats and vulnerabilities; and
3. Analyse the roles and responsibilities in organisational cyber defence.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 2||06 March 2023||Online||Dr Abu Barkat Ullah|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 4||03 July 2023||Online||Dr Abu Barkat Ullah|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 6||23 October 2023||Online||Dr Abu Barkat Ullah|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Online||Study Block 6||21 October 2024||Online||Dr Abu Barkat Ullah|
A range of articles relating to Cyber security will be used to support the teaching of this unit. Recommended readings:
- SAMMONS, J. & CROSS, M. 2016. The Basics of Cyber Safety, Syngress.
- WHITMAN, M. E. & MATTORD, H. J. 2011. Roadmap to Information Security: For IT and Infosec Managers 1st Edition, Cengage Learning.
- WHITMAN, M. E. & MATTORD, H. J. 2019. Management of information security, Cengage Learning.
- 2018-02. ISO/IEC 27000:2018 Information technology — Security techniques — Information security management systems — Overview and vocabulary. In: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 INFORMATION SECURITY, C. A. P. P. (ed.). @isostandards.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
In order to pass this unit, students have to obtain total marks of 50% or greater.
Final marks = Assessment 1 (15%) marks + Assessment 2 (35%) marks + Assessment 3 (50%) marks.
All work quoted from other written sources should be appropriately in-text referenced using the "author-date" (Harvard) style. This style is described in detail (including electronic sources) in the Citation Guide available at:
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Weekly Online workshops 2 hours/week
Weekly study commitment: tutorials ( in weeks 2, 3, 5, and 6, total 4 X 1 hour) and independent study in addition to the item above: 12-14 hours/week
Your participation in both virtual workshops and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
A basic understanding of computer systems, hardware and software, and programming is desirable, but not essential.
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Not applicable to this unit
- Study Block 6, 2023, Online, UC - Canberra, Online (215027)
- Study Block 4, 2023, Online, UC - Canberra, Online (214997)
- Study Block 2, 2023, Online, UC - Canberra, Online (215007)
- Study Block 6, 2022, Online, UC - Canberra, Online (210759)
- Study Block 4, 2022, Online, UC - Canberra, Online (210758)
- Study Block 6, 2021, Online, UC - Canberra, Online (209267)
- Study Block 4, 2021, Online, UC - Canberra, Online (209266)