Enrolments: 238,595

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

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: 231,457

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 was designed to provide a high-level view of the security needs of an organisation and the responsibilities of the Cybersecurity Manager. The Cybersecurity Manager needs a good understanding of the ever-evolving threat landscape, what’s on the “must do” list and the foundations of an internal cybersecurity practice.

Please note that this short course ran in November 2015. The course materials and examination are still available for those who wish to complete the course at their own pace, however certificates of completion are no longer being issued for this course.

■■■■ 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
Enrolled7,094 students

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Course Schedule

Week 1:

Effective and Efficient Cybersecurity

  • Cybersecurity fundamentals
  • Why do we need Cybersecurity
  • The threat landscape
  • Communication
  • Policies and standards

Week 2:

The Cybersecurity Practice – Warriors and Critics

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

Week 3:

The Cybersecurity Practice – Visionaries and Leaders

  • Cybersecurity Strategy
  • Enterprise Cybersecurity Architecture
  • Protective Controls
  • Detective Controls
  • The Cybersecurity Program

Week 4:

Putting It All Together

  • Cybersecurity Governance and Management
  • Obtaining and keeping the right staff
  • Managing the Cybersecurity Practice
  • The Cybersecurity Maturity model
  • Managing the Senior Leadership Team

Week 5:

Exam Week


A free open-book online test:

  • 40 Multiple Choice Questions – Pass Mark 50%
  • Duration: 1 hour

Course Information Q&A

Question 1: What was the aim of this short course?

The aim of the short course was 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 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.

Question 3: Do I get a certificate if I complete the course?

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 are supplied.