- Australian Online Course
- Study Online
- Overseas students eligible
This non-accredited Cyber Security short course provides a solid foundation of the cyber security literacy and technical skills required by industry for a cyber security professional including those allowing you to be able to investigate and combat cyber-crime and cyber terrorism.
The digital world is central to the way we live, work, communicate and conduct business. Now more than ever, it’s vital that the data and systems providing these services be safeguarded by ethical professionals with strong cyber security literacy and technical skills.
Whether it’s keeping in touch with friends on social networks, paying bills online, or using water or electricity, we depend on secure networked systems to keep our confidential information safe and rely on the assurance provided by custodians of this information to carry out activities in our day-to-day lives. Governments, military, financial institutions, hospitals and other businesses are all facing an unprecedented sophistication of cyber-attacks and there is a shortage of people with the skills and capability needed to ensure security in cyberspace.
What will you learn?
This course will teach you how to identify, diagnose, analyse and manage the challenges of cyber security. You’ll cover areas such as computer crime and digital forensics, evaluating software for security vulnerabilities, designing secure databases, securing operating systems, assessing and reinforcing the security of websites, integrating security requirements into new developments, designing secure network architectures, performing risk assessments and responding to cyber security incidents.
Classes use specialised software to enable the practice of real-world cyber-attack and response scenarios. You’ll consequently get the chance to reflect on the need for cyber security in a working environment and the various solutions that might apply.
The course focuses on technical elements and sets you up with strong skills in critical thinking and problem-solving. You’ll be able to apply your learning in the workplace, and capably deal with imminent threats and challenges from the digital space where interconnected vehicles, drones, smart home gadgets, mobile and wearable devices, and health-kits prosper.
Careers in cyber security
Career options in cyber security include work as a security analyst, project manager, security system manager, cryptographer, business analyst, consultant, security system developer or programmer, information security auditor, law enforcement personnel or IT security engineer. Please note this is a short course designed to be done at your pace, there are no assessments and it is a non-accredited course. At the end of the course, you will receive a participation certificate.