This unit provides the knowledge and skills to examine the function and operation of IoT devices and to identify what threats and vulnerabilities exit when using them. The unit also includes strategies to minimise the threats.

Unit details

Study level:
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: - Articulating relevant issues encountered in the work environment - Reading and accurately interpreting documents and reports - Determining (as part of a team), changes required to work practices to implement new policies and procedures - Assembling, participating in and coordinating a work team - Problem solving within a team environment - Evaluating the performance of a work team - Contributing to the process of enhancing team performance - Establishing project risk assessment - Gathering, testing and allocating project resources - Preparing technical documentation - Making presentation to clients - Performing calculations in binary and hexadecimal number systems - Problem solving skills to implement provided scripts for a switch and a router - Operating a personal computer - Interpreting network diagrams - Installing and using software packages - Connecting cyber security equipment and networked devices - Using basic Linux commands - Utilising IoT devices - Operating systems utilised in IoT devices - Identifying appropriate IoT working frameworks - Identifying current IoT security support documentation - Identifying IoT security threats and vulnerabilities - Mitigation strategies to secure IoT devices - Evaluating policies, standards and procedure effectiveness (Continuous improvement) - Evaluating new technologiesStudents will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - Key documents from the ICS-CERT organisation relating to securing ICS infrastructure ( - Key IoT documents from the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) - Key aspects of the IoT Alliance Australia: Internet of Things Security Guideline ( ) - IoT application development environment - IoT device classification - Risk assessment for IoT devices - Differences

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