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UCS8014

Building a cyber resilient workforce

Learn how to build a cyber resilient culture in your business

Building a cyber resilient culture is imperative in business

This course provides an understanding of cyber resilient culture and how it is constituted within a business context. It specifically looks into how employees’ awareness of cybersecurity and cyber threats could be built as well as how their non-cybersecure behaviour could be changed, both as requirements of a desired cyber culture.

This course has a four-week teaching period requiring a total of approximately 40 hours of learning. All course learning materials are available on demand.

About the course
What will you achieve?

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

  • Research and review sources of specialist human behavioural knowledge relating to cybersecurity, and how these can be applied towards improved cybersecurity resilience
  • Interpret, articulate and communicate complex issues relating to building cyber resilience
What topics will you cover?
  • Introduction to cyber resilience
  • Cybersecurity awareness
  • Behavioural aspect of cybersecurity issues
  • Organisational culture and affecting change
Assessment

To be eligible for a digital badge for this course, you will need to successfully complete an assessment which includes:

  • Strategies for information security awareness, behaviour and culture change
  • The optional assessment is due at the beginning of week 7
17 Mar 2024
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.
Course Credit
Human Factors in Cyber Security (CIS8710)arrow
This Microcredential represents 0.25 units towards the 1.0 full unit course Human Factors in Cyber Security (CIS8710).

Building a Cyber Resilient Workforce can be taken as a stand-alone course, or it can be completed as one of four Microcredentials that stack together for credit for the one unit course Human Factors in Cyber Security (CIS8710).

The other three Microcredentials in this stack are:

  • UCS8011 Understanding the Human Cyber Threat
  • UCS8012 Social Engineering Cyber Attacks
  • UCS8013 Insider Cyber Threats


In order to be eligible to apply credit to a program you must first meet all program admission requirements and successfully complete four UniSQ UpSkill courses from the same course stack.

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