University of Technology Sydney

48730 Cybersecurity

6cp; 1.5hpw (lecture), 1.5hpw (lab). Forms of attendance, mode of delivery and assessment requirements in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on UTSOnline/Canvas.
Requisite(s): (31268 Web Systems OR 48410 Introduction to ICT Engineering OR 41082 Introduction to Data Engineering OR 65325 Digital Trace and Identity)) AND ((31270 Networking Essentials OR 41092 Network Fundamentals OR 48720 Network Fundamentals)
Anti-requisite(s): 31086 Network Security AND 31252 Network Security AND 32548 Cyber Security Essentials
Recommended studies:

a sound knowledge of computer systems and networking protocols

Fields of practice: Telecommunications Engineering program



Cyber security is a major issue for enterprises, with breaches of security possibly being punished by legal sanctions, financial loss, or loss of customer confidence. This subject consolidates the student's understanding of cyber security by considering security principles from both a people management and a technical perspective, exploring security technologies commonly used in industry. Topics include cyber attacks and defenses, web security, firewalls, intrusion detection systems along with security services such as confidentiality, integrity, authentication (CIA) and technologies such as IPSec, SSL, PGP and S/MIME. Students doing this subject are well placed to contribute to the cyber security solution of a modern organisation using industry-based tools and solutions.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus

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