Textbooks and Readings
Each lecture will require the student to read a provided text selected from a range of cyber security frameworks, Standards, textbooks, guides to best practice, blogs and other sources. Readings will be posted on iLearn and must be completed before the tutorial workshop, as the workshops are highly interactive.
A suggested (and highly recommended) textbook for cyber security studies generally is Smith, Richard E., Elementary Information Security, 3rd ed., Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2020.
Relevant international Standards have been purchased by the University Library and placed in Reserve for use by COMP3320/6325 students.
The lecture content of this unit will be delivered in the form of short videos elaborating on the concepts introduced in the readings. Guest lecturers and interview subjects will provide 'real-world' case studies and examples. There will be approximate two hours of lecture content each week, which students can view at their own pace.
Students will be expected to participate in weekly tutorial workshops, which will be offered in both on campus (face-to-face) and online (Zoom meeting) format.
Cyber security management is, in large part, about communicating threats and risks to business executives and understanding how to achieve the enterprise's goals while dealing with those threats and risks. Students should therefore expect to develop and make use of their speaking skills during the workshop sessions, and/or their writing skills during post-workshop discussions on iLearn. The importance of engaging in this is reflected in the allocation of 15% of the total assessment to these activities.