IT Masters Enterprise Cyber Security Fundamentals


This course heavily focuses on cyber security from a technical perspective. Join our resident networking and cyber security expert, Matt Constable, to discuss some of the fundamentals of cyber security from technical and design perspectives. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of security in the bigger picture of enterprise network architecture and how various security technologies and tools can be used to create a secure cyber environment.

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Use the form below to enrol in this short course, once submitted you will receive a signup email with login details for our learning site.

Course Schedule


  • Course welcome & introduction
  • Goals of information security
  • Security principles and terminology
  • Security roles
  • Security policies
  • Security awareness
  • Network attacks
  • Password attacks
  • Application attacks
  • Human attacks
  • Identification of threats
  • Defence in depth
  • The perimeter
  • System security
  • Network security
  • Best practice design principles
  • Physical security principles & concepts
  • Introduction to risk analysis
  • Risk mitigation
  • Understanding DR & BCP
  • Exam pass mark: 50%
  • Time limit: 1 hour
  • Attempts allowed: One
  • Format: 40 multiple choice questions

Course Information


Who will present the webinars?

These webinars are presented by our senior industry based networking and cyber security lecturer, Matt Constable. Matt’s experience and qualifications include:

  • 15 years as a network engineer, cyber security analyst and communications engineer
  • Managed a team of engineers who provided L3 support on a network with 110 remote sites and 7000 users
  • Designed, developed, and delivered the cyber security fundamentals subject in the Master Cyber Security at Charles Sturt University
  • Has a total of 6 academic qualifications including a Master of Computer Security, a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment and a Graduate Diploma in Psychology
  • Extensive experience as a sports coach and martial arts instructor


What is the aim of this short course?

This course is designed to provide a taste of the Cyber Security Fundamentals Subject which is core foundation subject in the Master of Cyber Security. This short course can also help students prepare for the Security+ industry certification which has been developed by the International Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA),.


What is included?

In addition to the weekly hour-long interactive webinars, you will be provided with suggested reading materials, audio lectures, an active discussion forum and a weekly activity to complete.


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 the exam.


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.


Am I Eligible to Study
a Post Graduate Course?

Industry experience and previous studies all contribute towards your eligibility. You do not necessarily have to have an undergraduate degree to study.