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MCL401 Police Leaders and Cybersecurity

DESCRIPTION 

Cyber space poses new and dynamic challenges to governments and business in an ever-increasing virtual world where the need to identify strategic considerations of technology required constant vigilance to stay ahead of cyber risks. This unit examines contemporary issues confronting police leaders, including organisational management and preparation with respect to cybersecurity. The aim of the unit is for students to be equipped for challenges of operating in a leadership role and delivering on current and innovative approaches to cybersecurity. 


RELEVANT COURSES 

Master of Police Leadership 

Graduate Diploma of Police Leadership 

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership 

Graduate Certificate in Police Leadership (Cybersecurity)


*core unit 


CREDIT POINTS 

10 


DELIVERY MODES 

On campus 

Online 

Mixed mode 


PREREQUISITE OR CO-REQUISITE

Nil 


UNIT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

ULO1 Demonstrate in-depth understanding of best practice options for cybersecurity in police leadership 

ULO2 Demonstrate advanced knowledge of digital transformations and delivery within organisations 

ULO3 Critically analyse the contextual influences and challenges for countering cyber risks 

ULO4 Develop a leadership approach and identify a range of potential strategies to ensure cybersecurity 

ULO5 Synthesise leadership theories and practice in police leadership and cybersecurity 


CONTENT 

  • Approaches to cybersecurity for police leaders

  • Managing cybersecurity teams, technologies, resourcing, and processes

  • Risk assessment and mitigation

  • Legal and ethical issues

  • Strategic policing for countering cybercrime, cyberterrorism, ‘hacktivism’, and the dark web

  • Cybersecurity and digital forensic investigations 


ASSESSMENT METHODS 

  1. Case Study – 25% 

  2. Oral Presentation – 25% 

  3. Best Practice Research Report – 50% 


PRESCRIBED TEXT 

Nil 


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