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Information Security

Postgraduate specialisation

Become an expert in cybersecurity.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Information Security Specialisation
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Course outline

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Course outline



Businesses today increasingly seek assistance from information security experts. They require professionals who can evaluate organisational security measures and develop and recommend effective security measures to safeguard critical assets. 

In this Master of Information Systems and Technology specialisation, you’ll delve into network security, computer forensics and information security management and control. You’ll explore and understand security threats and viruses, client-server organisation, implementation and management. 

To complete the course, you’ll conduct a formal cybersecurity audit on a real-world business and present information security recommendations.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

What you'll learn

  • evaluate and respond to emerging threats and vulnerabilities in information systems, by applying a deep understanding of the threat landscape, including common attack vectors, and by utilizing tools and techniques to detect, prevent, and mitigate attacks, GC1, GC4, GC5.
  • develop and communicate effective security policies, guidelines, and procedures that comply with industry standards and legal requirements, and that promote a culture of security awareness and accountability among stakeholders, including users, IT staff, and management, GC2, GC3, GC5, GC6.
  • analyze, design, and implement effective security measures for various types of computer systems, networks, and information systems, applying knowledge of threat models, security protocols, and best practices in the field, GC1, GC4.
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

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  • Curtin course code: SPPC-INSEC
  • Last updated on: 17 May 2024

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