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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 course is ideal for all cybersecurity managers wanting to gain a sound understanding of the technologies that play a key role in organisations’ perimeter and interior defences.

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

Explore technologies for perimeter defence

Examine a range of technologies that construct a protective ‘shield’ and build a secure perimeter for organisations. Consider potential perimeter vulnerabilities and the role and function of firewalls and VPN technologies.

Examine technologies for interior defence

Consider technologies that build interior defences, including the role, function and vulnerabilities of identity and access management, intrusion detection systems and antimalware solutions.

Apply your knowledge in a case analysis

Drawing on your new knowledge, you'll conduct a case analysis of the deficiencies in cybersecurity technologies in the perimeter and interior defences of an organisation, and recommend how to improve them.

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: Technologies for Defence 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: Technologies for Defence, 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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