INFO 7015 Applied Cybersecurity

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301235

Coordinator Jim Basilakis Opens in new window

Description This unit covers the current approaches, technologies, and applied practices pertinent to cybersecurity and helps the student to understand important related protocols and standards. It describes the features needed for the mitigation of cyber vulnerabilities for improving the reliability of the underlying systems, privacy preservation, and achieving protections against cybercrime and internet fraud. It also examines the basics of ethical hacking, network assurance, cyber risk management, and incident analysis. The unit discusses the trends in applied cybersecurity and introduces some of the relevant current key research issues and features of the field.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) COMP 7013

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Describe the fundamental concepts of applied cybersecurity
  2. Identify cybersecurity threats and the services applied to combat them
  3. Explain cybersecurity technologies and practices
  4. Analyse and describe the advantages and shortcomings of the more commonly applied cybersecurity approaches
  5. Discuss the trends in cybersecurity
  6. Explain key research issues in applied cybersecurity

Subject Content

-Applied Cybersecurity: Overview
-Applied Cybersecurity: Concepts, Threats, and Fundamental Solutions
-Cybercrime and Digital Forensics
-Cyber Incident Detection, Analysis, and Recovery
-Ethical Hacking
-Cyber Identification and Authentication
-Applied Software and Web Security
-Cybersecurity: Cloud, Mobile, and Wireless Environments
-Cyber Assurance and Risk Management


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
Practical 2 hours 20 N Individual
Intra-session Exam 2 hours 50 N Individual
Applied Project: Report (20%) and Presentation (10%) 4,000 words and 10 minutes 30 N Group

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2

Parramatta - Victoria Rd


Subject Contact Jim Basilakis Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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