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CISS6022: Cybersecurity

The digital revolution has created new frontiers of information that influence almost every aspect of our lives. But does cyberspace also threaten our security? What are the methods and motives for attack? And how can state and non-state actors respond? Drawing on a unique combination of expertise from the Centre for International Security Studies and the School of Information Technologies, this unit introduces students to the technical and political concepts that are necessary to answer these important questions.

Code CISS6022
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically analyse important concepts and conceptual challenges regarding cyber security
  • LO2. demonstrate some familiarity with basic countermeasures to common avenues of attack
  • LO3. formulate and communicate written and verbal arguments about politics and technology.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.