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UCS8013 Insider Cyber Threats

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 : 24 May 2022

Overview

Insider threats come from within organisational trust boundaries and as such are very different to cyber threats originating from outside the organisation. They can be difficult to detect and can cause significant risk and impact. Understanding the insider threat, and how it can be detected and mitigated is a critical objective to reduce cyber risk and a vital control for organisations. Students will learn about what insider cyber threats are, how to detect them, and how to mitigate against them. Real world examples from multiple industries are used to illustrate key principles.

The minicourse provides an understanding of threats to cyber security of an organisation that are posed from within the internal environment of the organisation. Students will learn about the range and nature of insider cyber threats that occur maliciously, as a result of negligence or through the organisation's supply chain. Students will also learn what system, tools and approaches organisations can exploit to detect or predict insider cyber threats or what defence they need to consider in their overall security strategy and approach.

Date printed 24 May 2022