Cyber Security Law, Regulation and Policy

Unit code: NIT5084 | Study level: Postgraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
VU Sydney


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 workshops that may include guest lecturers from IT and legal industries and related areas.

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


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 20%
Class presentation
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 30%
Group-based Assignment
Assessment type: Project
Grade: 50%
Technical Report

Required reading

RECOMMENDED TEXTS: Recommended texts will be provided in VU Collaborate. Clark, D., Berson, T. and Lin, H.S., (2014) At the Nexus of Cybersecurity and Public Policy: Some Basic Concepts and Issues The National Academies Press

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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