Understanding The Human Cyber Threat (UCS8011)

The role of people within cybersecurity

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Understanding cybersecurity is imperative to organisational change

For non IT professionals, this minicourse explores and explains the roles of people in the cyber security field and how they interact and perform to broaden understanding of the value they bring and risks they face and present.

About the course

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise complex issues related to the role that people play in cybersecurity
  • Define key terminology related to cybersecurity

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction to cybersecurity
  • People in cybersecurity
  • Introduction to cyber attack techniques


To be eligible for a digital badge for this minicourse, you will need to successfully complete an assessment which includes a written exposition of a human actor in the cyber security field.

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1 March 2021
Start date: 01 Mar 2021
26 Apr 2021
Start date: 26 Apr 2021
21 June 2021
Start date: 21 Jun 2021
16 August 2021
Start date: 16 Aug 2021
11 October 2021
Start date: 11 Oct 2021

University level expertise

Scott Sorley is Executive Director of ICT Services at the University of Southern Queensland. Scott is responsible for enterprise wide planning, coordination and delivery of USQ information and communications systems. Scott developed the Human Factors in Cyber Security course in June 2019 and has been teaching this course to postgraduate students since that time. He has a particular interest in enabling Higher Education and its mission to improve people’s lives and create value for society. Scott has a diverse IT background from developing web applications, building distributed database systems, designing networks and managing large IT teams.

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