Enrolments: 519,900

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 8,865

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 511,035

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a taster of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Free Short Course: Cybersecurity Management

Companies (big and small) need to address the growing risks presented by an increasingly connected world.

This course is designed to provide a high-level view of the security needs of an organisation and the responsibilities of a cyber security manager. The cyber security manager needs a good understanding of the ever-evolving threat landscape, what’s on the ‘must do’ list and the foundations of an internal cyber security practice.

■■■■ Intermediate
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Moderate-level short course where some prior knowledge or concepts may be assumed. Content may be aimed at late-undergraduate or early-Masters students
Duration5 Weeks
Enrolled17,769 students

Course Schedule

Module 1:

Effective and efficient cyber security

  • Cyber security fundamentals
  • Why do we need cyber security
  • The threat landscape
  • Communication
  • Policies and standards

Module 2:

The Cyber security practice – warriors and critics

  • Scanning and testing
  • Code review
  • Log monitoring
  • Incident response and investigation
  • Review and compliance

Module 3:

The cyber security practice – visionaries and leaders

  • Cyber security strategy
  • Enterprise cyber security architecture
  • Protective controls
  • Detective controls
  • The cyber security program

Module 4:

Putting it all together

  • Cyber security governance and management
  • Obtaining and keeping the right staff
  • Managing the cyber security practice
  • The cyber security maturity model
  • Managing the senior leadership team


Exam week

A free open-book online test:

  • 40 multiple choice questions (pass mark 50%)
  • Duration: 1 hour

Course Information Q&A

What is the aim of this short course?

The aim of the short course is to give you a ‘taster’ of what it is like to undertake postgraduate study via online learning with Charles Sturt University.

Who presents the webinars?

This short course was developed by Jeremy Koster. Jeremy has 19 years of experience in IT with over 11 years specialising in information security within large enterprises. Jeremy has a range of security qualifications such as CISM, CISSP, PCIP, GCIH, GPEN, CEH and CHFI. He completed his Masters of Information System Security with Charles Sturt University through the IT Masters program in 2006. He is a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer and has been lecturing for CSU since 2011.

Is there a final exam?

Yes — the short course exam will be a timed, open book exam that you will sit at your computer.

Do I get a completion certificate if I complete the course?

Yes — provided you receive a pass mark (50% or over) for course assessment, which comprises the exam and any available participation marks.

Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Yes — successful completion of three or more of our short courses will qualify you for one credit for an industry elective subject in our postgraduate courses. Click here for further details.

Will I need to purchase any study materials to complete the course?

No — all essential materials will be supplied.

Will the webinars be recorded?

Yes — all webinars are recorded and you will be able to access them, and all other free course materials, by registering for the course.