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What you will learn

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As cybersecurity threats become increasingly frequent and sophisticated, organisations of all stripes require the expertise to remain secure.

This Melbourne MicroCert will give cybersecurity managers the advanced insights needed to develop cybersecurity strategy and manage incident response within organisations.

Developed with the Academic Centre of Cybersecurity Excellence (ACCSE), this course is aligned with industry standards.

Analyse cybersecurity strategy in organisations

Drawing on real-world case studies, you'll explore paradigms for protecting organisations from threats (such as prevention, detection, surveillance, deterrence, deception, compartmentalisation), and how to integrate them to build an effective cyber defensive system.

Explore how to manage incident response

Examine how organisations can best prepare for attacks and learn from past experiences. Examine the incident response process of detection, containment, eradication and recovery. Learn to strategise to protect IP and IT services and enhance cybersecurity capability.

Understand the role of key stakeholders

Explore the role of key stakeholders within an organisation and how they should work together – such as how the Chief Information Security Officer provides strategic context to the incident response team.

Apply your knowledge in a case analysis

Drawing on your new knowledge, you'll conduct a case analysis of an organisation's strategy and incident response management, and recommend how it could be improved.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Associate Professor Atif Ahmad

Associate Professor of Computing and Information Systems, and Deputy Director of the Academic Centre of Cybersecurity Excellence (ACCSE)

Atif is a world-leading researcher in the management practice of incident response. He has previously served as a cybersecurity consultant for WorleyParsons, Pinkerton and Sinclair Knight Merz, and is a Certified Protection Professional with the American Society for Industrial Security.

More from this series

Take multiple courses to deepen your knowledge or stack towards a full degree.

The Cybersecurity Management series

Designed to equip you to identify and manage cybersecurity risks, strategically prepare for and respond to threats, and work with key technologies used for defence so you can protect your organisation from cyber threat.

Explore more from the Cybersecurity Management series:


For individuals

To take Cybersecurity: Strategy and Incident Response as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$1190.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Cybersecurity: Strategy and Incident Response, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

Pricing on request


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