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There is already a high demand for graduates in cyber security and this is predicted to grow rapidly. Job opportunities in this field are challenging and provide exciting work with attractive salaries.

We offer the following degrees in cyber security, which benefit from the cross-disciplinary approach to cyber security promoted by the Cyber Security Hub and the partnerships we forge with industry.

Undergraduate courses and units

COMP107 - Introduction to Cyber Security

This unit tackles cyber security as a multidisciplinary issue. It introduces information security and important technology concepts as well as cyber hygiene principles to remain safe in the digital world. It discusses cybercriminality (perpetrators and activities on the dark web) and its impact on society and prompts to critically think about the relationship between cybersecurity and privacy, from a legal standpoint. Finally, this unit provides insights into the cyber security risks faced by business and the role that risk management plays in addressing those risks in the context of corporate governance.

Course Details

Bachelor of Cyber Security - 2020

Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing forms of crime. And it knows no borders. Everyday across the globe, cyber criminals exploit the speed, convenience and anonymity of the internet to commit a diverse range of criminal activities, including phishing scams, password cracking and ransomware deployment. But while cybercrime is on the rise, more than three million jobs will go unfilled over the next couple of years because of a lack of skilled graduates in cyber security.

This degree has been developed in consultation with cyber security experts from government and industry. As the most up-to-date degree in cyber security in Australia, it will prepare you to be an in-demand cyber security professional. You’ll gain the skills needed to harden organisations against cyber threats by building your awareness of the motivations, mindsets, capabilities and skills of cyber criminals; and by developing your expertise in information security and data privacy, offensive security, digital forensics, applied cryptography, secure coding and artificial intelligence.

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Bachelor of Information Technology - Major in Cyber Security

With one third of Australian businesses having already been the victims of cybercrime and the cost of cyber attacks estimated to exceed $1billion per year, cybersecurity experts are in strong demand to deal with threats to or vulnerabilities in computers, data, networks and programs.

This major will provide you with the foundational knowledge you’ll need to create and manage an effective cybersecurity environment for commercial, private and industrial applications. It emphasises concepts, insights and skills that will enable you to increase data security, provide data assurance and protect privacy.

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Bachelor of Security Studies

Taught by a team of international experts with strong links to industry and a practice-oriented approach, our Bachelor of Security Studies course prepares students for a range of careers in security and intelligence, policymaking and criminal justice. Study at Macquarie and secure your future career in this thriving sector.

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Postgraduate courses

Master of Information Technology (Cyber Security) 2020

Cyber security is always in the spotlight, whether it’s a story about data breaches, election hacking or phishing scams that cost people more than they can afford to lose. And with increasing levels of cybercrime, governments and businesses everywhere are competing for experts with the right mix of technical and applied skills to secure their organisation against the growing threat cybercrime poses.

This technical course provides up-to-date knowledge and practical training for a successful career in the burgeoning field of cybersecurity. Completing this course will arm you with technical skills in cryptography, networks, artificial intelligence and mobile data communications.

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Content owner: Optus MQ Cybersecurity Hub Last updated: 07 Nov 2019 1:52pm

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