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UCS8011

Understanding The Human Cyber Threat

The role of people within cybersecurity

Understanding cybersecurity is imperative to organisational change

For non IT professionals, this course 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.

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:

  • 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
Assessment

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

  • A written exposition of a human actor in the cyber security field
  • The optional assessment is due at the beginning of week 7
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).

Understanding the Human Cyber Threat 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:

  • UCS8012 Social Engineering Cyber Attacks
  • UCS8013 Insider Cyber Threats
  • 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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