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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 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
Assessment
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.
26 Apr 2021
21 Jun 2021
16 Aug 2021
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.
UCS8011
Understanding The Human Cyber Threat
A $735

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Digital Badges
When you successfully complete the assessment, earn credible digital badges you can share online via LinkedIn
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