|Unit convenor and teaching staff||
Unit convenor and teaching staff
50cp at 1000 level or above
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. While early computer hackers were more interested in exploration, modern cybercrime is increasingly driven by activist or malicious sentiment (hacktivism), espionage and/or the desire for profit. This unit will present an overview of cyber security in practice 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 identifies 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.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Weekly Quizzes||20%||No||Weeks 2-12|
|Powerpoint Presentation||20%||No||Week 6|
|Research Essay||50%||No||Week 12|
Student engagement within tutorial exercises (or weekly forums for external students).
Online weekly quizzes based on the content from the previous week to be completed by all students.
A presentation to be designed and recorded by all students based on topics within the course.
2,500 word research essay to be completed by all students on one of the given questions based on course content.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
UNIT REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS
TECHNOLOGY USED AND REQUIRED
SUBMITTING ASSESSMENT TASKS
LATE SUBMISSION OF ASSESSMENT TASKS
|Week 2||Introduction to Cybercrime|
|Week 3||Social Media|
|Week 4||Cyber Piracy|
|Week 5||Online Fraud & Identity Theft|
|Week 7||Cyber Espionage|
|Week 8||Online drug trade & the Dark Net|
|Week 9||Political Hacking|
|Week 10||Illegal, Harmful, Offensive Content Online|
|Week 11||Cyber Warfare|
|Week 12||Prosecuting cybercrime|
|Week 13||The future of cybercrime & unit wrap-up|
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|03/02/2021||Updated late penalty statement.|