This program holds Professional Level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Learn how to defend business, government and individuals databases which hold sensitive data. Employment in this area has experienced strong growth over the last ten years, and is forecast to continue to do so.
Your specialisation in security will allow you to be on the frontline of the war in cyberspace and to become familiar with the methods attackers use. You learn to investigate how security breaches occur, how private information is vulnerable and ways to protect it.
You will develop an understanding of the security models provided by the major operating systems involved in modern computer networks. Through lecture and lab work you will delve into networks, their protocols and hardware and investigate how these systems can be vulnerable to a malicious attack. Your problem solving skills will come to the fore, a part of your role may include ethical hacking ' testing a system to break-in or to find weak points.
As a network architect, or an IT security specialist, you can look forward to a varied career in information security, IT operations and more.