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UCS8012 Social Engineering Cyber Attacks

Short Description: Engineering Cyber Attacks
Units : 0.25
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 020399 - Information Systems not elsewh
Grading basis : Graded


The minicourse applies a people-centred lens on social engineering to help students understand how human behaviour and psychological patterns can be exploited by cyber attackers. Students will learn about the structure of social engineering attacks - in particular, phishing and spear phishing attacks - and how these attacks can be interrupted. Understanding the threat, why it is so effective and how it can be mitigated is critical to reducing and managing risk. Real world examples from multiple industries are used to illustrate key principles.

Date printed 4 December 2021