Course Title: Introduction to Cybersecurity Governance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Introduction to Cybersecurity Governance

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


665H Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain


Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Abebe Diro

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4132

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80

Course Coordinator Availability: Via appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The role of cybersecurity governance has become significantly important as businesses continue to experience digital transformation, changing business needs and models, ever-increasing cyber threats, and updated legal and ethical compliances. This course will focus on the policies, procedures, guidelines, techniques, and practices an organisation use to detect, protect, prevent and react to cyber incidents. This course will provide a broad understanding of the principles and good practices of cybersecurity governance, cybersecurity framework and standards that govern the development of strategies and policies in business organisations, the role, and responsibilities of different stakeholders, the design and implementation of metrics and key point indicators (KPIs) used in the governance process, and the management and protection of corporate information assets.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO1: Explain cybersecurity frameworks and standards and be able to evaluate their usage in business contexts.

CLO2: Evaluate cybersecurity policies, guidelines, and techniques used in business organisations.

CLO3: Critically appraise cybersecurity policies, guidelines and frameworks appropriate to organisational needs.

CLO4: Critically analyse and develop strategies to protect business and information assets.

CLO5: Discuss and explain the ethical considerations and legal frameworks within which security decisions are made.

CLO6 Explain the usage of performance metrics and KPIs in cybersecurity governance.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various learning activities. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies/Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services: Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1,2,4

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 2,3,4,5,6

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1,2,3,5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.