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UCS8011 Understanding the Human Cyber Threat

Units : 0.25
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022


Recently, humans have become regarded as the weakest point in securing an organisation from cyber threats. This minicourse introduces students to the global cyber security landscape and takes a deep dive into the role of people in cyber security and what human behaviour theory and research can tell us about what motivates people to behave the way they do in the cyber security context.

The minicourse explores and explains the roles of people in the cyber security field and how they interact and perform, with a view to broadening your understanding of the value human actors bring, the risks they face, and the risks they present. Real world examples from multiple industries are used to illustrate key principles.

Date printed 23 May 2022