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UCS8014 Building a Cyber Resilient Workforce

8W Teaching Period 3, 2022 Online
Units : 0.25
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules


Examiner: Scott Sorley


A cyber resilient culture detects and responds positively to the continually evolving cyber threat landscape. Organisational cyber security culture influences the cyber resilience of the organisation. This course explores how to make people aware of the cyber threat, why they don’t behave in a secure way even when they know the risk, and how incentive strategies and culture development can be used to improve cyber resilience. Real world examples from multiple industries are used to illustrate key principles.

The minicourse provides an understanding of cyber resilient culture and how it is constituted within a business context. The minicourse specifically looks into how employees' awareness of cyber security and cyber threats could be built as well as how their non-cybersecure behaviour could be changed, both as requirements of a desired cyber culture.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. research and review sources of specialist human behavioural knowledge relating to cyber security, and how these can be applied towards improved cyber security resilience (CIS8710 LO4)
  2. interpret, articulate and communicate complex issues relating to building cyber resilience (CIS8710 LO5).


Description Weighting(%)
1. Introduction to cyber resilience: This topic explores cyber resilience within organisations discussing the three required components of it being how to make employees aware, how to encourage an individual’s behaviour and how to cultivate a good cyber culture 25.00
2. Awareness: This topic looks at the importance of cyber security awareness among an organisation’s employees, and discusses how the development of cyber security campaigns as an educational strategy 25.00
3. Behaviour: This topic looks into the behavioural aspect of cyber security issues and how insecure behaviours could be changed 25.00
4. Organisational culture and affecting change: This topic discusses the cyber culture within an organisational culture context and how a strong cyber culture could be cultivated 25.00

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Date printed 10 February 2023