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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management

Understand how to design and apply governance and compliance frameworks to cyber security risks and incidents. Advance your career in a high demand field and lead your organisation’s cyber security management strategy.


Please use plan code GC196O in the application system for this program. 
Applications close
24 Jun 2024
12 months (9 months accelerated)
Number of courses
Applications close
24 Jun 2024
12 months (9 months accelerated)
Number of courses

Program Overview

Why study

Our Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management, developed in collaboration with RMIT’s Cyber Security Research and Innovation Centre, will equip you with the skills to develop and advise on cyber security risk and governance strategies. You’ll design and apply governance, compliance, and resilience frameworks, and learn how to respond to incidents and manage security governance teams, processes, and projects. You’ll also gain the capabilities to interface with technical cyber teams across all levels of an organisation’s hierarchy.



Program outcomes

  • Apply cybersecurity strategies, policies, and organisational structure to protect business information assets. 
  • Apply a risk management approaches to assess and quantify organisational exposure to cyber risk. 
  • Critically evaluate key legal, regulatory and compliance frameworks for application to organisational needs in cyber security risk management. 
  • Analyse cybersecurity governance frameworks and standards to assess security maturity in business contexts.
  • Evaluate and develop cybersecurity program, security metrics and reporting in cybersecurity governance. 

Our Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management will provide you with the business skills to develop and advise on cyber security governance strategies. If you're looking for a technical understanding of cyber security, we recommend you undertake our Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Course overview

Learn more about our Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management course in the video below.

Program structure

This course is critical to understanding the complexity and nuances of cyber security as a technical discipline, and adequately interact with technical cyber security teams. This foundational course in Cyber Security will enable you to apply key concepts to cyber defence, identity and access management, network, communications and infrastructure security.

This course explores key concepts, principles and practices of cyber security. It will introduce you to security, concepts, and key security principles. You will develop insights into the types, anatomy and stages of cyber attacks with an overview of security tools and cyber defences. You will also be introduced to approaches to identity and access management (IdAM), network security concepts, applications and infrastructure security. Finally, you will engage with emerging cyber security issues.

Learning outcomes

  • Analyse organisational drivers and business objectives to identify, prioritise and plan cyber security needs.
  • Analyse key cyber security principles using cyber security tools, controls, and cyber defences.
  • Critically evaluate security controls around identity and access management, network and communications security, applications and infrastructure security to identify vulnerabilities and propose defensive strategies against cyber threats.
  • Formulate strategic advice and recommendations to implement security controls that adopt a risk-based approach and meet organisational strategy and business needs.

Fee Summary

Admission Requirements

Learn with industry experts

Dr Aida Ghalebeigi
Dr Aida GhalebeigiProgram Manager, RMIT

Dr Aida Ghalebeigi is the Program Manager for online programs in the School of Accounting, Information Systems, and Supply Chain. Aida has taught and developed courses online and face-to-face for both offshore and onshore programs, across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In her research, she investigates gender equality in the workplace,

Matt Warren
Matt WarrenSubject matter expert

Matt Warren is the Director of the RMIT Centre of Cyber Security Research and Innovation and a Professor of Cyber Security at RMIT University, Australia. Professor Warren is a researcher in the areas of Cyber Security and Computer Ethics.

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