Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking, Minor (0326)

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0326

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Cyber Security is an essential aspect of today’s information systems. The Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking  minor aims to introduce graduates to applications of system security in the disciplines of cloud security, network security and ethical and legal aspects of activities in cyber space. Today, the widespread use of networked systems means protecting these systems from various attacks is more important than ever. This minor covers introductory system security knowledge and applications of security protocols in networked systems, blockchain technologies and crypto currencies. Students will learn fundamental security concepts, practical implementation of the security application programs as well as ethical hacking techniques to protect cyber security.


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Victoria Road Campus Full-time Internal
Parramatta Victoria Road Campus Part-time Internal
Penrith Campus Full-time Internal
Penrith Campus Part-time Internal

Minor Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows

Subject Title Credit Points
COMP 3007Computer Networks and Internets10
COMP 3037Cloud Security 10
INFO 3002Ethical Hacking Principles and Practice10
Select one of the following:10
COMP 2028
Cryptography, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
Cyber Crime and Social Engineering
Digital Investigations and Forensics