Cyber Law Policy and Professional Ethics is a unit that examines cybersecurity from legal, ethical, political and technological perspectives. It covers public and private sector activities, government regulation, international law and politics. It will allow students to evaluate legal challenges in the cyber and digital worlds. It will enable students to develop knowledge and skills in relation to the legal rules, policies and cyber law in Australia and globally. In recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of cybersecurity problems, the unit will include guest lecturers from IT, legal industries and related areas.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critically reflect on theoretical knowledge about the nature of the internet and cyberspace;  
  2. Evaluate legal challenges of cyber and digital worlds in the context of cyber security;  
  3. Interpret and contextualise the legal rules, professional ethics and policies specific to cyber security; and  
  4. Analyse and track current global trends and issues related to cyber security and policy.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Analytical responses drawing on examples and content discussed in class. Ex Set :15% Ex Set 2: 25% 30%
Poster Analysis & presentation of a selected Case Study 40%
Project Team based group Report & presentation 30%

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