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Free Short Course: Applying Law to Emerging Cyber Dangers

Cyber danger is emerging as one of the biggest organisational threats today, especially with the major impact the proliferation of Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT) has on the workplace and educational institutions.

This short introductory course teaches students the basic principles of applying the law to emerging cyber dangers, how best to collect, preserve and present evidence to law enforcement agencies and or lawyers for civil litigation, what international mechanisms are available to law enforcement agencies, and will also familiarise students with the legislation applicable to combat cyber dangers.

This short course ran over 5 weeks in March and April 2016 and is free to undertake.

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Course Schedule

Week 1:

Emerging Cyber Dangers

 

Students will get an introduction to emerging cyber dangers, including:

  • Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy shift
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • State-supported hacking (including rogue states)
  • Running Scenario: Each week, students will be able to apply the skills to a ‘live scenario’ cyber threat that will unfold during the short course and contribute in a weekly forum as to how they would handle such a threat.

Week 2:

Collecting Evidence

 
  • Collecting evidence for criminal and civil litigation
  • Maintaining electronic evidence integrity  
  • Criminal Or Civil Referral
  • Running Scenario, part 2 (Forum-Based)

Week 3:

Mutual Assistance

 

The role of Commonwealth Attorney General’s Mutual Assistance Department, Mutual Assistance Legislation, and AFP International Police to Police protocols.

  • Overview of Central Authority (AG’s)
  • Mutual Assistance legislation
  • AFP International Liaison Network
  • AFP police to police protocols (Intelligence)
  • The difference between evidence and intelligence in seeking information from overseas government agencies
  • Extradition Act
  • Running Scenario, part 3 (Forum-Based)

Week 4:

Presenting the Electronic Evidence

 
  • Referring the matter to the AFP
  • Presenting evidence in accordance with Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution Guidelines
  • Running Scenario, part 4 (Forum-Based)  

Week 5:

Exam Week

 
  • Final Exam
  • Forums scenario wrap up and overall feedback as to scenario solution
  • Running Scenario Answer (Forum-Based)

Course Information Q&A

Question 1: 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 Education with Charles Sturt University.

Question 2: Who presented the webinars?

The Webinars were presented by Bradley Deacon.

Brad completed his Masters by Thesis: “Evolving Digital Technology Terrorist Financing & The Threat To U.S National Security” at the American Military University in West Virginia. He is a founding member of the AFP Computer Crime Unit in Sydney, and was part of the team that obtained Australia’s first hacking jail sentence. Brad’s policing career has been focused on terrorist financing that requires transnational investigations.

As well as lecturing for Charles Sturt University and IT Masters for the last two years, Brad has been coordinating, preparing and delivering a ten-day intensive International Money Laundering Prosecution & Counter Terrorism seminars for visiting international Senior Prosecutors and Government Officials from Vietnam and China. He also provides families and school children free cyber safety advice and consults with small business on social media management, Open Source Intelligence and online reputation management, and has provided keynotes at bullying conferences.

Question 3: Is there a final exam?

As the official sitting period has now lapsed, no more certificates are able to be issued. You are still able to complete the exam for your own benefit and test your knowledge.

Question 4: Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Successful completion of 3 live University Short Courses will award credit for an elective subject. Please note this course is NOT LIVE and will not qualify you for credit.

Question 5: Will I need to purchase any study materials to complete the course?

No – all materials will be supplied to you.

Question 6: Were the sessions recorded?

Yes – the sessions were recorded and you will be able to access them by signing up.