Cybersecurity, risk & privacy

Contribute to a secure, trusted and safe digital economy.

UNSW Business School in Sydney CBD

What is cybersecurity, risk and privacy?

As the digital economy expands, the management and protection of large data sets has become more and more crucial to business success. With business operations across all industries and sectors adapting to these changes, cyber security professionals are in high-demand, now and into the future*. Specialising in Cybersecurity, Risk and Privacy will set you up for a successful and dynamic and career, that moves with technological innovation. 

Why study cybersecurity, risk and privacy at UNSW? 

Studying Cybersecurity, Risk and Privacy at UNSW Business School will equip you to develop new technological and managerial approaches to cybersecurity and data protection.

Through this specialisation, you’ll gain a holistic understanding of the forces that influence cyber security and data protection for modern businesses, focusing on the intersection of people, processes and technology.  

You’ll explore the current threats to data and learn the latest technological and managerial approaches for cyber resilience, while applying your learning to real-world business challenges. You’ll graduate with the conceptual understanding and practical experience needed to drive innovative solutions for the organisations you work for.   

Our courses are aligned with industry developments, meaning you’ll learn using the latest tools, techniques, models and standards. UNSW Business School is also home to Security and Data Governance Research Network – giving you the opportunity to connect with thought leaders and renowned researchers in the area.  

* Source: AusGov Job Outlook

Your career opportunities

  • Information security management 
  • Data governance 
  • Information security risk management 
  • Cybersecurity policy 
  • Cybersecurity planning 

You can study cybersecurity, risk and privacy through the following degrees: 

What our experts say

" The need for cybersecurity specialists is more than ever before. Particularly in the world of the pandemic, where many are working remotely, cybercrime and attacks are occurring at an increasing rate. Providing secure systems and assets is critical to protecting businesses from cybercrime and building and maintaining trust in your businesses."
  • Dr Lesley Land, Senior Lecturer UNSW School of Information Systems and Technology Management