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Cybersecurity for Business

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: INF20031

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

In this unit students are introduced to the approaches, technologies, and practices associated with cybersecurity in contemporary organisations. The unit engages students with the approaches and technologies applied by organisations to manage risks to their networks, applications and data from malicious attack from within the organisation itself and externally from malicious third parties. This includes the implementation of appropriate architectures, technologies as well as information management plans, risk analysis, threat and impact assessment, assurance processes, standards and frameworks.

Students will learn about the legal, professional and ethical responsibilities of information risk and security management through industry-based scenarios and become familiar with approaches to information governance and assurance including the automated tools and approaches that are used by organisations.


  • The importance of cybersecurity to organisations
  • An introduction to cybersecurity architecture, technologies, approaches and practices
  • Cybersecurity management, governance and assurance
  • The role of organisational policies, standards and processes in cybersecurity,
  • Mitigating cybersecurity threats and incidents including incident management, business continuity, disaster recovery planning, forensic auditing and continuous monitoring
  • Types of cybersecurity threats
  • Compliance frameworks and legal, professional and ethical issues in cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity theories, concepts and methodologies
  • The socio-technological dimensions (human and organisational factors) of organiasational cybersecurity

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