INFO 2008 Cyber Incident Response and Risk Management

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Alana Maurushat 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 unit 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 unit is taught with industry partners through case studies and simulations. Due to the sensitive nature of the unit 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

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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
Report 800 words 30 N Individual
Simulation 24 hours - 700 words 30 N Group
Report 1500 words 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods


Parramatta - Victoria Rd


Subject Contact Alana Maurushat Opens in new window

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