COMP SCI 7214OL - Human-Centred Security

Online - Online Teaching 2 - 2023

The Human-Centred Security course will expand students? understanding of cyber security beyond the sphere of technology by addressing the role human behaviour plays in securing and subverting systems. The course takes a transdisciplinary approach combining academic research from a range of disciplines (such as computer science, psychology, international relations and political science) with practitioner experience, to explore ways of creating solutions to complex cyber security problems. The course is grounded in security theory so that students can develop an understanding of what it means to be cyber secure as an individual, as a society and as a nation state. Students will explore the relationships between people and technology from the perspective of users, designers and developers of technology, as well as policy makers. At a practical level, students will learn how to evaluate tools to understand and shape cyber security behaviours. They will be able to generate ways of conducting transdisciplinary research to design solutions to complex cyber security problems. Students will develop expertise that enables them to critique cyber security strategies and policies. The course will enable students to generate productive security dialogues across communities.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code COMP SCI 7214OL
    Course Human-Centred Security
    Coordinating Unit School of Computer Science
    Term Online Teaching 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Online
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange
    Prerequisites Carousel 3 Courses: COMP SCI 7213OL, COMP SCI 7212OL, COMP SCI 7420OL, COMP SCI 7307OL
    Restrictions M. Cyber Security(OL)
    Course Description The Human-Centred Security course will expand students? understanding of cyber security beyond the sphere of technology by addressing the role human behaviour plays in securing and subverting systems. The course takes a transdisciplinary approach combining academic research from a range of disciplines (such as computer science, psychology, international relations and political science) with practitioner experience, to explore ways of creating solutions to complex cyber security problems. The course is grounded in security theory so that students can develop an understanding of what it means to be cyber secure as an individual, as a society and as a nation state. Students will explore the relationships between people and technology from the perspective of users, designers and developers of technology, as well as policy makers.

    At a practical level, students will learn how to evaluate tools to understand and shape cyber security behaviours. They will be able to generate ways of conducting transdisciplinary research to design solutions to complex cyber security problems. Students will develop expertise that enables them to critique cyber security strategies and policies. The course will enable students to generate productive security dialogues across communities.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Debi Ashenden

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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