The unit examines cybersecurity from legal, politics and technology perspectives. It covers public and private sector activities, government regulation, and international law and politics. It will allow students to evaluate legal challenge of cyber and digital worlds. It will enable them 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 is conducted through a series of seminars taught by guest lecturers from IT and legal industries and related areas.

Unit details

Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
NIT5084

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Exhibit mastery of theoretical knowledge about the nature of the internet and cyberspace  
  2. Evaluate legal challenges of cyber and digital worlds from the IT point of view  
  3. Acquire knowledge and skills to interpret and implement the legal rules and policies  
  4. Analyse and track global trends and issues in cyberspace  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation Class presentation 20%
Assignment Group-based Assignment (2,500 words) 30%
Project Technical Report (4,000 words or 15 pages) 50%

Required reading

At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Some Basic Concepts and Issues
Clark, D., Berson, T. and Lin, H.S., (2014)
The National Academies Press

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