This online course will introduce students to cyber security law, and explore how it interacts with other areas of law, including international cyber security law, criminal law, privacy law and the law of evidence. Students will also learn about the jurisdictional and enforcement issues involved in cyber security law. The course will be taught through a combination of online lectures, interactive training modules and reading. By working through the learning modules and completing your assessment tasks, you will become familiar with the legal processes involved in investigating cyber security incidents and will learn to identify and apply the legal principles that relate to cyber security investigations.
|Learning materials – Asynchronous learning material||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Online Zoom Workshop||1hr||Week 1||13 times|
Module 1: Cybersecurity and Criminal Law
Module 2: Cybersecurity and Privacy Law
Module 3: Cybersecurity and Evidence Law
700 Level (Specialised)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...|
|1||Identify and apply criminal statutes and case laws relating to the lawful seizure, storage and examination of evidence located in an online environment.||Empowered|
|2||Identify and apply national and international jurisdiction and data sovereignty laws in planning an online investigation.||Empowered|
|3||Identify and apply privacy laws in a data breach scenario including regulatory compliance with mandatory data breach laws.||Empowered|
|4||Professionally and ethically respond to case developments and justify actions when managing digital investigations as part of an incident response team.||Empowered|
|5||Recognise and apply the principles of evidence law in a criminal and privacy context.||Engaged|
|6||Communicate expert findings to specialist and non-specialist audiences.||Engaged|
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
Must be enrolled in SC510, SC517, SC513 or SC704
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
Using marking rubrics, students will participate in continuous peer and self-assessment during tutorials
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Week 5||Online Test (Quiz)|
|Week 10||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|Week 13||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Cybercrime Test|
This online test will consolidate your cyber law knowledge and ensure you have a functional understanding regarding cybercrime and criminal laws. As this is designed as an online test and it will be open book, you must ensure that you apply strict academic integrity practice while undertaking this assessment.
Short answer questions. Timed - one hour (no pauses once started)
|All - Assessment Task 2:Privacy and Cybercrime Law applications|
The goal is to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of relevant privacy and cybercrime laws, and your ability to apply your knowledge to problem scenarios.
You will be given multiple case studies and you will have to succinctly apply privacy and cybercrime laws and legal principles to each case. Your answers will be short and clearly justified with appropriate references to laws and principles.
|All - Assessment Task 3:Criminal and privacy incident case study|
The goal of the task is to use your knowledge of criminal, privacy and evidence law to manage a response to a cyber security incident from inception through to a court hearing.
This task has been designed as a simulated case study and you will be part of an Incident Response Team. The product is to be a 4,000-word report.
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
This is an online course therefore access to a computer and the internet for 10-12 hours per week is essential.
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