The purpose of this unit is to undertake a project that simulates a real cyber security environment. The project may include using a Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) sandbox or equivalent laboratory environment. This environment allows the participant to demonstrate configuring and testing of firewalls, implementing Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and evaluating and identifying any traffic anomalies. The use of Red & Blue teaming exercises to identify security breaches and apply mitigation strategies to minimise further risk should be included as part of the exercise.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:


ICTPRG407 - Write script for software applications

VU21988 - Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security

VU21989 - Test concepts and procedures for cyber security

VU21990 - Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation


Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - assembling, participating in and coordinating a work team; - communicating and problem solving within a team environment; - evaluating the performance of a work team; - developing a project implementation plan including realistic timelines and allocation of tasks for team members; - establishing project risk assessment; - gathering, testing and allocating project resources; - testing concepts and procedures for cyber security; - using procedures to identify data traffic anomalies; - installing and using software packages; - connecting cyber security equipment and networked devices; - using basic Linux commands; - interpret and writing basic scripts; - preparing technical documentation, and; - making presentation to clients.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - working in a team; - testing methodologies; - implementing provided designs; - operating software testing packages; - interconnecting virtual images; - operating systems (Windows or Linux); - virtualisation operation and structure; - creating and configuring virtualised images; - using networking devices; - configuring firewalls; - implementing Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) features to examine data for anomalies for a potential security threat; - implement Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) to monitor data traffic; - introductory red and blue teaming exercises; - support the development of an implementation plan; - contribute to the team performance evaluation; - support the process of risk assessment, and; - business implications of cyber security breaches.

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