The topic introduces students to the fundamentals of cybersecurity and the drivers, tools and techniques for securing an organisations' digital information assets. With a focus on securing connected organisations, the students will study the principles, standards, processes and technologies associated with networked computer systems and data communications, and the cybersecurity associated with these. This will include network design and communication, Information structures and governance, cybersecurity awareness, vulnerabilities, threats, risk assessment, and legal and ethical issues.
This topic aims to introduce students to the fundamentals of cybersecurity and provide a theoretical and practical foundation in network protocols, design and communication, cybersecurity awareness, vulnerabilities and threats to enable them to engage in and manage risk assessments, and understand the personnel, legal and ethical issues for their organisation.
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