School Of Social Sciences

Usable SecurityWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102757.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

102716 Usable Design AND 300580 Programming Fundamentals

About this Unit
This unit will cover the human factors of security and privacy, as well as address emerging issues, challenges and regulations which underpin the need for usable security and privacy. After introducing the fundamental principles of security and privacy, these will be explored while considering how these principles shape the experience of users who are interacting with the designed product. Humans are an essential part of security and privacy, and they also inherently pose significant challenges. Students will be introduced to some of the fundamental security and privacy standards and regulations. They will learn about cognitive and perceptual approaches to usable security as well as how to create systems that are usable and trusted alongside fulfilling the requirements of remaining secure and private. Research topics such as how to design user studies to critically evaluate security, privacy, trust and usability interfaces will be addressed to provide students with an informed view on emerging best practices.

1837.2Bachelor of Cyber Security and BehaviourCONTINUING
1837.3Bachelor of Cyber Security and BehaviourCONTINUING
3687.2Bachelor of Information SystemsCURRENT
3688.1Bachelor of Information Systems AdvancedCURRENT


M3136.1User ExperienceCURRENT

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