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Cyber Security in Practice - PICT311 - 2019 Course Handbook - Macquarie University

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Cyber Security in Practice - PICT311

Computer systems and networks, and the applications that they support, are essential to information flows, economic transactions and critical infrastructure in the twenty-first century. This unit will present an overview of modern cyber security with reference to both public and private sector organisations. The unit will look at the motives and perpetrators of cybercrime. It will explore how individuals and organisations face specific threats from their use of technology and identify challenges in maintaining cyber and information security. It further examines the protective security measures required to protect physical and digital access to information through people, infrastructure and computer systems. The unit complements PICT111 which looks at non-traditional security threats in the twenty-first century.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 Online - Session 2, Online

Staff Contact(s): Mr Ed Moore
Prerequisites:

39cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information

Corequisites:

NCCW(s): PICX311
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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