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CIS8018 Cyber Security

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 28 May 2023


It is vitally important that managers and IS professionals have a good understanding of Cyber Security from a strategic perspective. This includes planning for security, development of security policy and its implementation in security programs underpinned by security management models and best practice, with appropriate risk management and controls in place. It is also important to have a good appreciation of importance of people, law and ethics in the management of Cyber Security programs in organisations. In order to effectively manage and protect the information assets of organisations students need to develop the knowledge and skills required for security planning, development, implementation and evaluation of security policy and programs.

This course provides students with a good grounding in the key components for developing implementing and evaluating an Cyber Security strategy in an organisation. Students will design develop and implement security policy and programs in organisations. Students will be assessed on their understanding on how to conduct Cyber Security planning and develop security policy and plan for the implementation of security programs, models and practices. The importance of risk management through appropriate use of controls, and the role of people, law and ethics is emphasised in the assessments.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Transition Semester 3, 2023 9W Online
Date printed 28 May 2023