School Of Social Sciences

Cyber Security and Behaviour Community PlacementWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102905.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 20

Assumed Knowledge
A basic understanding of computer systems, architecture, infrastructure, internet protocols, types of cyber threats, best practice for cyber incident response, and networking protocols.

Equivalent Units
102703 - Cyber Security and Behaviour Placement 2

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students need to seek approval from the Unit Coordinator to enrol in this unit. Students must be enrolled in course 1837 - Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour and have successfully completed 140 credit points.

About this Unit
This unit is the first placement for the work integrated learning embedded in the Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour degree. Students will do an internal cyber security placement with the new live security operations centre known as the Western centre for Cybersecurity Aid and Community Engagement (Western CACE). Western CACE will provide training for students as well as members of the small business communities with cyber preparedness training. Students will be guided through handling real cyber attacks and assisting small business respond to these attacks. There are a paucity of government services that address and aid small business with live cyber attacks. Western CACE fills this necessary gap where students will exit knowing how to deal with ransomware, payment diversion fraud, data breach, emerging threats, and the security control implementations post-incident. The placement with Western CACE acts as a stepping stone to their next placement which is their external industry placement (102904 Cyber Security and Behaviour Industry Placement). A two day induction/workshops will be conducted in the week prior to commencing with Western CACE with ongoing professional development onsite within the Centre as directed by the Centre Manager, Director and industry leaders. WSU Online students will not do a face to face placement at Western CACE unless they are able to attend face to face sessions in Sydney for both 102903 Cyber Incident Response and Risk Management and this unit. WSU Online students will have the following options: an approved placement at the student’s place of work, or via the student’s networks and contacts OR an industry project report based on industry-generated case studies and problems.

1837.3Bachelor of Cyber Security and BehaviourCONTINUING

Western Sydney University Copyright © 2004-2016 ABN 53 014 069 881 CRICOS Provider No: 00917K Contact Us | Disclaimer | Emergency Help |