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Cybersecurity: The People and Organisation

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: CYB80004

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

About this unit

This unit provides a broad understanding of managing cybersecurity and its significance in enabling organisations to operate effectively within a fast paced, increasingly complex and diverse global environment. The management role will be examined from the perspective of direction-setting, decision-making and strategic planning; the organising role covering structure and design, communications and information technology, human resource management and the management of change and innovation; the leadership role covering the basics of organisational behaviour, group and team dynamics, motivation and leadership styles; and the controlling or performance management function introducing operations and value chain management within a specialised workforce.


  • Human capital management
  • Cybersecurity workforce planning, recruitment and retention
  • Cultural change management
  • The Human Resources (HR) value proposition in knowledge creation practices
  • Contemporary Issues in HCA (such as organisational change and restructuring, corporate social responsibility, ethical corporate governance, impact of technology on HCM, sustainability management, job redesign, and the implementation of new organisational forms such as cross border alliances
  • Strategic Employee Relations and Human Capital Analytics (HCA)
  • Understand the components of an effective information security program and align them with the organisation needs
  • Creating a security culture within an organisation for employees to comply with
  • Identifying insider threats
  • Leveraging human behaviour to reduce organisational risk
  • Social engineering

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