Master of Cybersecurity (Law, Business Ops & IT)

La Trobe University

Program Description

Master of Cybersecurity (Law, Business Ops & IT)

La Trobe University

Choose Master of Cybersecurity at LaTrobe

Cybercrime is a widespread threat and a mainstream concern that can only be combated by highly skilled specialists – but they’re currently in short supply. A report from La Trobe’s industry partner Cisco states there are currently an estimated one million cybersecurity job openings globally. This demand is projected to increase to six million by 2019, with an expected shortfall of 1.5 million.

Our cybersecurity degrees have been created by industry, for industry, and will prepare you to combat large-scale illegal activity and its increasing levels of sophistication. La Trobe is a member of the Victorian Oceania Cyber Security Centre (OCSC), a hub for cybersecurity activities funded by the Victorian Government.

With digital technology informing almost every facet of our lives, cybercrime is no longer just a computer problem. That’s the insight at the heart of La Trobe’s Master of Cybersecurity program. Throughout, you'll learn from cybersecurity experts who draw from their own experiences and use real-world case studies to bridge the gap between theory and practice.

This suite of degrees addresses the critical shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals while giving you the chance to approach cybersecurity from three distinct perspectives:

  • Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations)
  • Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science)
  • Master Cybersecurity (Law)

Career opportunities

At La Trobe, we have collaborated with our leading industry partners to design a suite of three distinct Master's degrees that meet the needs of real-world organisations. As a cybersecurity graduate, you'll be an in-demandspecialist in this rapidly growing field.

The industry partners that contributed to the development of our cybersecurity degrees are:

  • Australia Post
  • Cisco
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Symantec
  • Atlassian
  • Cloudera.

Graduates from within our business operations and law degrees are also prepared for roles in senior management and strategy, and can specialise in cybersecurity within their field.

The far-reaching impacts of cybercrime mean our graduates can succeed in many fields, including:

  • national security
  • banking and finance
  • telecommunications
  • health care
  • retail
  • law.

Master of Cybersecurity (Law)

Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, La Trobe University’s Master of Cybersecurity (Law) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence, law enforcement and industry.

Students undertake foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills, before emarking on a specialisation in Law. These subjects will cover, fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge in communication networks, crisis communication, the mind-set and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

The Master of Cybersecurity (Law) provides a pathway for existing counsel, advisory, business information technology professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers in the cybersecurity domain.

Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations)

Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, the Business Operations stream has been designed as the bridge between technical and managerial aspects of cybercrime prevention. La Trobe University’s Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence, law enforcement and industry.

Students undertake foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills, before embarking on a specialsation with Business Operations. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge in communication networks, crisis communication, the mind-set and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

The Master of Cybersecurity (Business Operations) provides a pathway for existing business and information technology professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers and skills in the cybersecurity domain. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the Business/IT profession who have no previous experience in cybersecurity.

Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science)

Designed in collaboration with our industry partners, La Trobe University’s Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) is geared to keep pace with the information security demands of business, government, defence, law enforcement and industry.

Students undertake foundation subjects to develop industry-relevant multidisciplinary skills, before embarking on a specialisation in Computer Science. These subjects will cover fundamentals of cybersecurity, core knowledge in communication networks, crisis communication, the mindset and motives of hackers, auditing and risk mitigation, as well as legal and ethical frameworks.

The Master of Cybersecurity (Computer Science) provides a pathway for existing information technology professionals seeking to commence or further progress their careers and skills in the cybersecurity domain. It is also relevant to those seeking to enter the IT profession who have no previous experience in cybersecurity.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 29, 2017
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