Course Outline


  • Overview of Cyber Security concepts and definition
  • Understanding the CyBOK knowledge areas (KAs)
  • Implementing CyBOK knowledge to address security issues

Human, Organisational, and Regulatory Aspects

  • Risk management and governance
  • Law and regulation
  • Human factors
  • Privacy and online rights

Attacks and Defences

  • Malware and attack technologies
  • Adversarial behaviors
  • Security operations and incident management
  • Forensics

Systems Security

  • Cryptography
  • Operating systems and virtualisation
  • Distributed systems security
  • Formal methods for security
  • Authentication, authorization, and accountability

Software Platform and Security

  • Software security
  • Web and mobile security
  • Secure software lifecycle

Infrastructure Security

  • Applied cryptography
  • Network security
  • Hardware security
  • Cyber-physical systems security
  • Physical layer and telecommunications security

Summary and Next Steps


  • Basic understanding of cyber security and software engineering


  • Software engineers
  • IT professionals
  35 Hours


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