The Psychology of Hacking

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Gain insights into mindset and motivations of a hacker

This microcredential explores hackers:  what motivates them, their characteristics and approaches.

This course may be stacked into a Master degree. 

$850.00

Key facts

Course category
Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity, Master Microcredentials, Security and Risk
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Duration
2 weeks
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Prerequisite/s
There are no prerequisites for this short course
Certification
Digital Credential

Why this course?

Aimed at people without prior knowlege in cybersecurity, this fully online microcredential will give you the skills to analyise the risk from hackers and commonly used tactics for a network breach.

 

Together with its companion course, Hacking: The Business and Criminological Frames, this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Master of Cybersecurity.

Why study a short course at La Trobe

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Course content

Topics include:

  • Who are hackers?  Learn concepts associated with cyberspace and risk propensity motivation
  • Risk management - explore risk propensity and how your own risk propensity compares with that of a hacker 
  • Hacking approaches and the cyber kill chain
  • Cybercrime and its multidimensional associated emotions that motivate hackers and are experienced by victims.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a digital credential and earn 5 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, Hacking: The Business and Criminological Frames', to stack into 'Inside the Mind of a Hacker (CSE5010)', a subject in the Master of Cybersecurity.

Credit for study in this course (advanced standing) is available. This recognises prior study or learning that can be credited towards a qualification, thereby reducing the number of subjects required to complete a course.

You’ll learn:

This microcredential will give you basic skills in:

  • Analysing and acting upon hacker typologies, mindsets and motivations
  • Understanding the various tactics that hackers use in breaching communication networks. 

Your study experience

This course is delivered online with live sessions over a 2 week period.  The total time commitment is up to 40 hours, which includes the live sessions, extended reading and assessment.

 

The assessment for this course comprises:

  • Standalone multiple choice quiz
  • Case study based multiple choice quiz based on secure software concepts, requirements and design (1000 words).

Frequently Asked Questions

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