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  •  6 WEEKS (5-7HRS/WK)
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Cyber Security and Managing Risk
Course Description

Gain the skills to plan and execute effective cyber security strategies.

Manage and build organisational cyber security resilience

Learn how to ensure a business mitigates cyber security risks so that it can protect businesses and build organisational resilience. Experience an immersive deep dive into the sophisticated world of cyberattacks and cyber security resilience with the Melbourne Business School Online Cyber Security and Managing Risk short course.

Equip yourself with the cyber knowledge and analytical skills to critically analyse, strategise, and plan an effective cyber strategy to defend your organisation’s information resources.

The course content has been built in collaboration with industry experts and talented subject matter experts from various backgrounds and career experiences.

Who should enrol

Professionals looking to upskill

The Cyber Security and Managing Risk short course brought to you by Melbourne Business School Online is designed for anyone who is in a role that has access to sensitive information or data and is responsible for the ethical use and protection of that information.

This short course is for managers working outside of IT operations (e.g. business operations). These managers do not have a technology background and want to engage with cyber security professionals. They also want a career in cyber security, cyber security operations professionals who aspire to manage teams and engage with managers outside IT operations including legal, human resources and other professionals wanting to understand cyber security practices.

Why study the Cyber Security and Managing Risk short course?

Assess the cyber security posture of an organisation

  • Identify the strategic-level cyber security risks to information resources in organisations  
  • Understand the complex and evolving cyber-threat landscape and the resulting risk exposure to an organisation  
  • Appreciate the range of cyber security controls available to organisations and their role in a cyber security strategy  

Learn to defend the information resources of organisations

  • Develop the analytical skills to assess cyber-risk and plan an effective cyber strategy  
  • Develop your ability to communicate your analysis and recommendations to stakeholders  
  • Learn how to respond to cyberattacks and recover business operations 

Leverage cyber security controls effectively to mitigate risk

  • Select appropriate policies, training and technological controls to inform a cyber security strategy 
  • Understand the legal implications of cyber threats and strategies in organisations

What you will study

Learn why businesses need to protect their information and resources from cyber threats.

Use proactive measures and actions to prepare and defend your business from various cyber security threats.

Assess, prioritise and control cyber security risk in your organisation.

Design a high-level cyber security policy and training program to mitigate cyber security risk in your organisation.

Learn how to effectively manage a cyber security incident to meet regulatory requirements and best practices.

Assess the legal implications of cyber security risks and develop a cyber security strategy using strategic paradigms.

I’m delighted to have helped to create the Cyber Security and Managing Risk short course. We want to empower students to have the confidence to understand cybersecurity, the threat environment and how organisations can protect their information resources. The course is designed to immerse students in the world of cybersecurity and develop their knowledge, skills and abilities for immediate benefits to their career.

Atif Ahmad
Subject Matter Expert

Atif Adman

Frequently asked questions

Live sessions are an important and valuable part of the Melbourne Business School Online learning experience. Whatever the form of the live session, whether a lecture, a panel discussion with experts, working through relevant case studies, or receiving a practical demonstration of a tool, each live session is purpose built, interactive and highly beneficial to attend live. While dates and times may be subject to change, the current live sessions are scheduled as follows:

  • Live session 1: Thursday 22 June, 6-7pm
  • Live session 2: Thursday 29 June, 6-7pm
  • Live session 3: Thursday 6 July, 6-7pm
  • Live session 4: Thursday 13 July, 6-7pm
  • Live session 5: Thursday 20 July, 6-7pm
  • Live session 6: Thursday 27 July, 6-7pm


Please note, live session times may be subject to change.

No, there will be no pre-course work requirements. There will be an orientation module in the first week of the course, which we strongly recommend you work through to set yourself up for success in the program.

Every short course will start with an orientation module that opens at 3pm (local Melbourne time) on the Thursday prior to Monday’s official course start date.

Melbourne Business School Online will release the first module of the course at 9am (local Melbourne time) on Monday of the course start.

Melbourne Business School Online will accept enrolments up until 12pm mid-day (local Melbourne time) on the Monday (start date).

Melbourne Business School is jointly owned by the business community and the University of Melbourne. Melbourne Business School is the approved provider of a range of University of Melbourne degree programs. This short course is not delivered on behalf of, or by, the University of Melbourne, and does not provide credit towards a University of Melbourne degree program.

Yes, there will be an assessment component which will enable you to further build on your skills throughout the program.

Our short courses are ideal for anyone looking to improve or upskill. The course is suitable for learners from a variety of backgrounds, with interest in exploring cyber security. All you need is a laptop and internet connection!

This course is highly immersive. You will be able to interact with a network of likeminded peers via a mix of peer-to-peer discussions and live online sessions.

Upon successful completion you will receive a Melbourne Business School Certificate of Completion. Your certificate takes the form of a shareable digital badge. This provides you the opportunity to showcase to the world your newly acquired skills and serves as a digital record of your achievement.

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