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CIS8710 Human Factors in 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 : 25 March 2023


Co-requisite: CIS5100


Cyber security is not just a technology problem, it is also a people problem as people are central to both the risk relating to many cyber threats, and also to mitigating this risk. This course provides insights, strategies and skills in mitigating control weaknesses relating to human behaviour in the organisation that exposes business to cyber security threats.

This course introduces students to finding and fixing vulnerabilities, encryption, intrusion detection and managing cyber risks. The application of appropriate work practices that support good cyber security posture in software applications development, systems administration and information system professional areas are reviewed.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Semester 3, 2023 Online
Date printed 25 March 2023