This unit provides the knowledge and skills necessary for a cyber security practitioner to detect and recognize discrepancies in data by performing analysis. The unit covers the collection of data on a scenario and performing basic analysis and includes the process of breaking down the scenario to a set of subtasks which are examined for their effectiveness. The unit includes an introduction of databases as a repository for data and the vulnerabilities that exist and an introduction to software tools to supporting pattern recognition.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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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: - recognising patterns of data; - using data recognition software tools; - working as a team member to problem solve database vulnerabilities; - reading and comprehending documented material and procedures; - using a laptop or a workstation; - installing and using software packages; - foundational troubleshooting; - planning and organizing tasks and subtasks; - evaluating effectiveness of processes, and; - affecting change to processes.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - sources of data; - security and event management systems (SIEM); - database concepts; - inputting data to a database; - accessing data from a database; - database security vulnerabilities; - mitigation strategies to minimise database security vulnerabilities; - big data concepts only, and; - splunk as an example of software used in data analysis.

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