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INFS6026: Cybersecurity and Risk Management

2024 unit information

This unit provides an in-depth understanding of cybersecurity management, essential to organisations in protecting their data and information assets against threats and attacks. Students are exposed to concepts, methodologies, and strategies that will equip them with key skills needed to prevent, detect, and mitigate security risks, while addressing ethical and privacy concerns. This unit covers a range of topics of cybersecurity risk management, including awareness of emerging technologies, information security policy, governance frameworks, and incident response planning in response to social engineering and ransomware attacks. Students also learn how to respond to and mitigate incidents and manage employees, while developing security education with focus on effective training and awareness programs.

Unit details and rules

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Business Information Systems

Code INFS6026
Academic unit Business Information Systems
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Discuss the role of information assets and governance management frameworks in protecting such assets in organisations
  • LO2. Evaluate the risks associated with information assets and their impact on organisation
  • LO3. Apply cybersecurity concepts and methodologies to design and implement effective security management strategies and practices
  • LO4. Evaluate managerial approaches for addressing cybersecurity threats and attacks using real-world scenarios
  • LO5. Address the impact of employee behaviours in mitigating security risks and ensuring a secure work environment
  • LO6. Communicate cybersecurity issues, and collaborate towards solutions in a professional manner with people from diverse backgrounds

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Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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