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Insider Cyber Threats

Understanding the cyber threat and how it can be detected

Cyber threats cause significant risk and impact

This course provides an understanding for the insider threat, and how it can be detected and mitigated is a critical objective to reduce cyber risk and a vital control for organisations. Students will learn about what insider cyber threats are, how to detect them, and how to mitigate against them.

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:

  • Analyse information, concepts and theories related to human roles in insider threats
  • Analyse and apply specialist knowledge related to managing human factors and behaviour to counter insider cyber threats
  • Analyse, evaluate and apply sources of specialist human behavioural knowledge relating to cyber security knowledge, and how these can be applied towards improved cyber security controls
What topics will you cover?
  • Introduction to Cyber Threats
  • Supply Chain Attacks
  • Detection
  • Human Centric Controls for Managing Insider Threats

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

  • A written scenario response on an insider threat control strategy
  • 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).

Insider Cyber Threats 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
  • UCS8014 Building a Cyber Resilient Workforce

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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