Online Microcredential in IT & Computer Science

Supply Chain Cybersecurity

Understand how supply chain data can become a cyber target and discover the strategies to keep you and your organisation secure.

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Learn how protect yourself from cybersecurity threats

As more industries and businesses enter the digital age, decision-making and strategic direction is becoming ever more reliant on digital sources and data. It is critical that this data remains accurate, free of bias, and most importantly, secure.

This microcredential will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to align your personal online profiles and workplace data with cyber secure business practices.

Gaining a general awareness of cybersecurity threats, you’ll learn practical techniques that can be applied in your employment and daily life. This understanding will help you be better positioned to identify, recognise, and combat threats to your organisation and implement solutions to cyber problems.

By the end, you’ll know how to protect your organisation’s interests and digital supply chains, ensuring you remain not only competitive, but safe from hackers.

Delve into cyber crime and cybersecurity

Unpacking models used by industry professionals, you’ll gain an understanding of the various types of cyber-related threats and how they target and impact organisations.

Through these studies, you will develop your ability to recognise threats and respond accordingly to minimise risk and reduce response times.

Understand how supply chain data falls victim to cyber threats

You’ll unpack supply chain data as a cyber target and the impact that cyber attacks can have on an organisation. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to identify cybersecurity threats and risks in the supply chain environment.

To help promote cybersecurity within your workplace and limit the impact of online security breaches in a supply chain context, you’ll also learn how to report cyber threats.

Unpack cybersecurity strategies

To help you mitigate cyber threats, you’ll explore the different strategies you can implement including administrative, technical, and physical.

You’ll also develop a strategy roadmap to use in your context in line with your workplace policies and procedures.

Learn how to prevent cyber attacks

You’ll further your knowledge of cybersecurity prevention strategies by delving into future-planning your personal profiles or organisation.

The skills you learn on this microcredential will help you meet the legal and ethical requirements in business, no matter what size of the enterprise.

Through the implementation of these skills, staff and organisations will be more compliant with data laws, which will protect the company and consumer assets and ensure a greater level of security.

How will I be assessed?

The microcredential contains two assessments. One will require you to review a case study and summarise the cybersecurity threats and issues in a report.

For the second assessment, you will develop a cybersecurity plan that is in line with workplace policies and procedures.

These assessments provide you with an opportunity to apply the concepts and skills you have learnt throughout this microcredential.

How will cybersecurity skills help my career?

This microcredential will arm you with the transferable cybersecurity skills that can be applied to a broad range of industries who utilise supply chains. You’ll learn practical skills to apply to roles that support policies, procedures, and practices within an organisation utilising cyber technology.

The teachings align to industry standards (e.g. SFIA’s standards of PENT and VUAS) and requirements of skills needed by employees working in a cybersecurity role.

What will I receive?

Upon successful completion of this microcredential and the two assessment tasks, you’ll receive a digital badge of completion.

You may also be eligible for up to five Australian credits (equivalent to 50 learning hours constituting one third of a full course/unit in higher education at Federation University). The eligibility will be issued at the discretion of the relevant Institute of Federation University.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 2 seconds Cyber threats. They seem to be all around us at the moment. Almost weekly cyber breaches make the news with huge implications for business supply chains, as well as for the security of client data. Even large corporations like Apple Meta and Twitter have all disclosed cyber security attacks. The more we interconnect all aspects of our lives, the more we need to understand cybersecurity. This five week course will guide you through the jargon and definitions of all things cyber. We will begin with the basics of cybercrime, cyber security, cyber actors and cyber threats, then progressively dive deeper into the implications for business and supply lines and the impacts these attacks have both upstream to suppliers and downstream to consumers.

Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of the range of strategies required to prevent cyber attacks on businesses and their supply chains.

What skills will you learn?

  • ​​Identifying cybersecurity threats
  • ​Reporting cybersecurity threats
  • ​Managing workplace cybersecurity
  • ​Identify supply chain risks
  • ​Mitigate supply chain risks​

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

Learners should be proficient in the following:

  • basic computer skills
  • sending/receiving email
  • using a web browser
  • conducting research using a search engine
  • using word processing and presentation software
  • able to self-direct in learning new technology skills (eg. completing activities in new learning tools)
  • able to meet English Language proficiency requirements for general study programs.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This course will be applicable to any person in an organisation or role that operates within a supply chain context.

It is most suitable for managers, team leaders, supervisors, teams, and individuals wishing to enhance and develop their supply chain cybersecurity skills.


What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

  • Before learning

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  • Course

    From 9 Sep 2024

    Supply Chain Cybersecurity

    Gain essential cybersecurity skills to help keep your online personal profiles and organisation's supply chain data secure.

    5 weeks

    10 hours per week

    • Week 1

      Cybercrime and cybersecurity
      • Course overview
      • Cybercrime
      • Cybersecurity
      • Cyber actors
      • Cyber threats
      • Preparing for assessment
    • Week 2

      Cybersecurity and business
      • Supply chains
      • Breaking down supply cyber security
      • Cybersecurity challengers for supply chains
      • Supply chain data as a cyber target
      • Preparing for assessment
    • Week 3

      Cybersecurity incidents in supply chains
      • Attacks on supply chains
      • The impact of attacks
      • Incidents versus events
      • Making your report
      • Preparing for assessment
      • Assessment 1
    • Week 4

      Cybersecurity strategies for supply chains
      • Strategies for supply chains
      • What are administrative strategies ?
      • Strategy roadmap
      • Technical and physical strategies
      • Preparing for assessment
    • Week 5

      Preventing cyber attacks
      • The impact of security promotions
      • Preventions and mitigations
      • Future-planning for promotions
      • Planning your own promotion
      • Preparing for assessment
      • Assessment 2

What you will receive

Eligibility for up-to 5 Australian Credits at Undergraduate level from Federation University

You may be eligible for up to 5 Australian Credit Points from Federation University. The eligibility will be issued at the discretion of the relevant Institute of Federation University.

Find out how credits work and where you can use them in our FAQs.

What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.

Learn online with expert instructors

Complete online courses led by experts over multiple weeks with a dedicated group of professionals.

Complete project-based assessments

Test your understanding with online tutor-marked assessments and exercises.

Earn a professional credential

Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential.

Advance further in your career

Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry.

Career-focused learning by Federation University

Federation University Australia is a premium dual-sector university that has been educating the leaders, innovators and thinkers of regional Australia for over 150 years.

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    Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, Wimmera

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