Every government and corporation is dependent on internet technology and therefore needs computer security professionals to ensure the safety and privacy of their data. The Graduate Diploma is aimed at providing graduates with a computing background the opportunity to up-skill on their existing qualification and to advance their knowledge in this key emerging area. The course provides a detailed coverage of the key concepts and challenges in data and resource protection and computer software security. The course focuses on both the high level (eg. cryptography theory and data access policy development and security program management) and low level (eg. computer forensics, network intrusion detection and incident handling) aspects of information security.
This is the only dedicated postgraduate course in cyber security in Western Australia covering all aspects of cyber security (ranging from cloud computing to incident handling and IDS building). Curtin is also one of the few universities in Australia currently delivering this course therefore demand is currently outstripping supply.