INFO 2007 Cyber Crime and Social Engineering (Block)
Credit Points 10
Description This unit focuses on both the theory and application of cyber crime and cybersecurity. More specifically, it focuses on the intersection between human behaviour, cyber crime, and cyber security with topics ranging from social engineering to organisational security infrastructure. It asks - What outcomes do cyber criminals seek? How can you protect yourself and your business from cyber crime? What methods do cyber criminals typically use to gain their desired outcomes? In this unit, cyber crime and cyber security is covered from both a theory-based and applied understanding of how to reduce the likelihood of or harm caused by cyber crime.
School Social Sciences
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Pre-requisite(s) INFS 1013
Equivalent Subjects INFO 2001 - Cyber Crime and Cyber Safety INFO 2004 - Cyber Crime and Social Engineering
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in program 7179 ? Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Behaviour.
A basic understanding of computer systems and network structures. This knowledge is gained as the student progresses through their first Block in the program with a start-year intake; or from the completion of two Blocks in the program in the case of a mid-year intake. A basic understanding of core theories related to social and cognitive psychology is desirable but not essential.
- Define cyber crime and cyber safety by its related theories, terms and methods of investigation.
- Compare and contrast cyber criminal practices with standard criminal practices.
- Describe effective interventions to reduce susceptibility and risk from cyber attacks on an individual or organisation.
- Evaluate the quality of organisational preparedness for cyber crime and susceptibility to different cyber criminal tools.
- Develop an approach to identifying and assessing weak points in organisational defences.
Online Safety ? applied and theoretical perspectives
Cyber criminals and cyber crime practices
Vulnerability to cyber crime and social engineering attacks
Protection from cyber crime and social engineering attacks on individuals and organisations
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Quiz||10 Questions/20 Minutes||5||N||Individual|
|Quiz||10 Questions + 5 Short answer/40 Minutes||10||N||Individual|
|Quiz||20 Questions + 5 scenario Questions||20||N||Individual|
|Case Study||1000 Words||35||N||Individual|
|Presentation and Peer Review||20 Minutes (5-7 minutes per student)||20||N||Group|
|Presentation and Peer Review||500 Words||10||N||Group|