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Cyber Security Risk and Strategy

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Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility. Prevent attacks, mitigate risk, and get up to speed with best practice cyber governance.

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7 Sep 2020

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6 weeks (5-8 hours per week) 100% online
A$ 1600 incl GST

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Why learn Cyber Security Risk and Strategy?

You might have heard it before: cyber security is everyone’s responsibility. According to the Australian government, cyber attacks cost Australian individuals and businesses $29 billion in 2019. You really don’t want to be part of that statistic. There’s never been a more crucial time to upskill in cyber security.

How does it work

This is one of the few courses that tackles cyber crime from a strategic perspective. There’s no technical or IT knowledge required. You will be working on how to prepare a cyber security strategy, how to champion and own it and how to communicate this back to your business. 

We have built this course in collaboration with leading cyber security experts from Palo Alto Networks and NAB. It runs entirely online and over six weeks so you can fit it in and around your work and life schedule.

Skills learned

Risk mitigation strategies, NIST CSF, measuring cyber crime impact, regulatory frameworks, cyber attack life cycle, risk management frameworks, incident response planning, managing disclosure, security engineering, cloud security and basic security training, stakeholder management. 

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Course Structure

Module 1

Introduction to Cyber Security Strategy

Why is cyber security important

Cyber security governance, risk and strategy

NIST Cyber Security Framework

Module 2

Managing risk

Risk management

Risk analysis

Risk frameworks


Module 3

Preventing cyber attacks

Dealing with risk

Cyber security in the cloud

Stages of a cyber attack

Module 4

Protecting your business

Stopping a cyber attack

Prevention strategies and techniques

Module 5

Response and recovery

Incident management

Managing disclosure

Module 6

What's next

Project reflection with peers

Tap into industry experts

Future exploration on emerging trends

Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. is an American multinational cybersecurity company with headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Its core products are a platform that includes advanced firewalls and cloud-based offerings that extend those firewalls to cover other aspects of security.

National Australia Bank is one of the four largest financial institutions in Australia in terms of market capitalisation, earnings and customers

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