SIT704 - Ethical Hacking


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour online class per week, 1 x 2 hour workshop per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1 hour online class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2 hour online workshop per week.


In SIT704 students will learn how digital security control mechanisms are implemented in the cyber space, that is, access control mechanisms, identity management, system security, and the latest safety and security issues of cyberspace. Students will examine contemporary cyber security theories and their applications in the real-world applications and systems. The unit enables student to develop knowledge and skills in prominent threats, vulnerabilities of applications and systems. Students will investigate techniques that mitigates security threats. Students will also explore malware, ransomware and advanced threats.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio, and must achieve a passing grade in the end-of-unit assessment.

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