School Of Social Sciences

Cyber Crime and Social EngineeringWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102700.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
A basic understanding of computer systems and network structures. This knowledge is gained as the student progresses through their first semester in the course with a start-year intake; or from the completion of two semesters in the course in the case of a mid-year intake. A basic understanding of core theories related to social and cognitive psychology is desirable but not essential.

Equivalent Units
102503 Cyber Crime and Cyber Safety

300573 Information Systems in Context

About this Unit
This unit focuses on both the theory and application of cyber crime and cybersecurity. More specifically, it focuses on the intersection between human behaviour, cyber crime, and cyber security with topics ranging from social engineering to organisational security infrastructure. It asks - What outcomes do cyber criminals seek? How can you protect yourself and your business from cyber crime? What methods do cyber criminals typically use to gain their desired outcomes? In this unit, cyber crime and cyber security is covered from both a theory-based and applied understanding of how to reduce the likelihood of or harm caused by cyber crime.

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