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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this specialisation

The cybersecurity sector is experiencing explosive growth. With computing and network technologies deeply embedded into our everyday life and business practices, our exposure to security issues in this cyber-world continues to increase.

Our cybersecurity major will expose you to the latest social and political issues in this dynamic sector and will introduce you to the concepts and technologies of information systems and networks with respect to cybersecurity.

It will also equip you with the technical capabilities to tackle eminent cybersecurity matters. You will learn how to monitor, measure and analyse security defects and attacks. You will also explore how to socially address and manage various cybersecurity issues within an organisation.

Graduate opportunities

Upon graduation, you will have the technical skills and ability to apply your cybersecurity expertise within the banking and financial sector, government organisations, defence agencies, aviation and space industries, software and digital companies, public health organisations, hospitals and healthcare system.

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