This unit provides the knowledge and skills to plan and implement a cyber security project that either simulates a real cyber security environment or is an actual workplace project.
Learners are required to actively participate and contribute to the project team. They are required to receive tasks, communicate outcomes, design solutions, solve project problems and meet required deadlines to ensure effective and timely delivery of the project.
The project may include using a Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) sandbox or equivalent laboratory environment. This environment allows the learner to demonstrate configuring and testing of firewalls, implementing Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and evaluating and identifying any traffic anomalies. The use of Red and Blue teaming exercises to identify security breaches and apply mitigation strategies to minimise further risk should be included as part of the project.

Unit details

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


VU22240 - Communicate cyber security incidents within the organisation and

VU22243 - Develop software skills for the cyber security practitioner and

VU22244 - Implement best practices for identity management


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: - Designing and implementing a cyber security project - Contributing to a planning processes - Scheduling human resources - Reporting and responding to contingencies - Aligning project brief with organisational strategies and required outcomes - Assessing project outcomes and providing recommendations that will refine and improve future projects - Problem solving within a team environment - Contributing to the process of enhancing team performance - Gathering, testing and allocating project resources - Preparing technical documentation - Communicating with team members and other stakeholders - Working independently and as a team member - Interpreting vendor equipment documents - Clear and decisive decision making - Configuring cyber security equipment - Analysing and interpreting information - Testing methodologies - Operating software testing packages - Interconnecting virtual images - Creating and configuring virtualised images - Identifying and using networking devices Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - Concepts of risk management planning processes and assessment - Relevant current legislation, codes and standards - Tools and models of project management - Organisational structures, frameworks and functions, including: o enterprises o government bodies o industry associations - Troubleshooting techniques - Working in teams - Design of cyber security infrastructure - Operating systems (Windows or Linux) - Virtualisation operation and structure - Introductory red and blue teaming exercises

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