INFO 2008 Cyber Incident Response and Risk Management

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Abubakar Bello Opens in new window

Description Cyber risk management is the process of identifying, analysing, and evaluating how to handle an organisations’ cyber security threats. This subject will introduce the fundamental tenets of risk management, and explore cybersecurity risk management frameworks. Cyber incident response is an organised approach to addressing and managing a major security breach, threat or attack. The goal is to handle the incident in a way that limits damage, reduces recovery time and losses, and take pro-active measures in the follow up and recovery phase to prevent future attacks. Students will explore common cyber attacks requiring incident response such as payment diversion fraud (business email compromise), ransomware, data breach, and advanced persistent threats. They will learn about each of these threats and how to manage such threats through the development of incident response plans including people, process, technology and information. This subject is taught with industry partners through case studies and simulations. Due to the sensitive nature of the subject and the requirement of hands on training, it cannot be taught online and is not on offer to WSU Online students. Online students will take an additional elective.

School Social Sciences

Discipline Security Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject

Co-requisite(s) INFO3001 - Computer Security


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.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 10 X 10 MCQ each 10 N Individual
Report 800 words 20 N Individual
Simulation 24 hours 30 N Group
Report 2000 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods


Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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