Cybersecurity: Technologies for Defence

The University of Melbourne

Course details

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

As cybersecurity threats become increasingly frequent and sophisticated, organisations of all stripes require the expertise to remain secure.

This Melbourne MicroCert provides you with sound knowledge and understanding of cybersecurity technologies that play a key role in organisations’ perimeter and interior defences.

Developed with the Academic Centre of Cybersecurity Excellence (ACCSE), closely aligned with industry standards and led by expert cybersecurity instructors, you will explore a range of technologies for constructing both a protective ‘shield’ and a second line of defence. You will also examine various vulnerabilities that allow an organisations perimeter to be penetrated and which compromise interior defences, including social engineering and phishing.

The convenient online course is part of the Cybersecurity Management series, which offers you the opportunity to gain credit towards a University of Melbourne degree.

Who is it for?

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for current and aspiring?cybersecurity managers. It is valuable to everyone from Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) to IT Security Managers and Security Operations Centre (SOC) Managers.

Key topics

This Melbourne MicroCert consists of two modules.

Cybersecurity technologies in perimeter defence:

Defence-in-depth concept
Building a secure perimeter for organisations
Perimeter vulnerabilities
The role and function of firewalls and VPN technologies

Cybersecurity technologies in interior defence:

Role, function and vulnerabilities of identity and access management
Intrusion detection systems
Antimalware solutions.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of Cybersecurity: Technologies for Defence you will be able to:

Analyse the configuration of cybersecurity technologies in cybersecurity perimeter and interior defences of an organisation
Construct recommendations addressing the deficiencies in the configuration of cybersecurity technologies in perimeter and interior defences of an organisation.

Learning experience

This Melbourne MicroCert has been developed and is delivered with the Academic Centre of Cybersecurity Excellence (ACCSE) based in the University of Melbourne’s School of Computing and Information Systems, meaning your learning is backed by our leading research. In an engaging online environment, alongside other industry professionals, you will be guided through relevant case studies and emerging cyber strategy topics and trends.

Pathways to further study

Cybersecurity: Technologies for Defence is part of the Cybersecurity Management series. You will need to complete Cybersecurity in Organisations before taking this course. You can then go on to take the rest of the series:

Cybersecurity in Organisations
Cybersecurity Management Practices
Cybersecurity: Strategy and Incidence Response

Cybersecurity: Technologies for Defence is also designed to provide a pathway – otherwise known as advanced standing – into the Master of IT Management (Executive). This requires completing all four Melbourne MicroCerts in the Cybersecurity Management series, as each one is equivalent to one quarter of a standard subject, and then applying for credit towards the masters program.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
1,190 for the entire course Contact institution 4 weeks
Self study / online (without attendance)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia

Entry criteria

To undertake this Melbourne MicroCert, you require either:

At least five years of work experience in an IT-related discipline

AND

The Cybersecurity in Organisations Melbourne MicroCert.

Address

The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia
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