(T&E10) Introduction to Cyber Test and Evaluation

An introduction to core cyber security concepts enabling engineers to incorporate cyber security into the test and evaluation process. This course will introduce common security vulnerability classes, supply chain security considerations, security for Operational Technology (ICS/SCADA), types of security testing, threat modelling and lifecycle support.


The Australian Defence Force is increasingly embedding computer systems and networks in new capabilities, as well as integrating legacy platforms into larger, more complex networks. These systems and networks face a wide range of threats from a range of malicious actors in a constantly evolving threat landscape. Reliance on standalone and air-gapped systems as is no longer feasible, and failing to adequately assess the resilience of systems in contested environments risks degradation, disruption or denial of key capabilities.

This course introduces a range of core concepts of cyber security and use contemporary case studies to provide students an understanding of security risks present in modern systems, with a focus on understanding the implications on broader capability lifecycle management.

For those without a background in T&E and/or Capability Life Cycle or who need a refresher - an introduction to these will be conducted from 8-830.

Target Audience:

Test and Evaluation engineers, systems engineers, project managers and project support staff.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe core cyber security concepts in non-technical terms
  • Identify relevant threat modelling and risk assessment techniques
  • Discuss supply chain security considerations
  • Illustrate security concerns specific to operational technology and the internet of things
  • List common cyber security frameworks
  • Describe cyber security testing methods
  • Relate cyber security testing to test and evaluation processes

Learning Methods:

One day face to face

Program Benefits:

  • Basic understanding of the need for Cyber T&E


  • Core Cyber Security Concepts including: Vulnerabilities, Exploits and Payloads; Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability; Identification, Authentication, Authorisation; Passwords; Multi-Factor Authentication; and SaaS, PaaS, IaaS
  • Cyber Security Risk Assessment
  • Threat Modelling
  • Supply Chain Security Considerations
  • Operational Technology and Internet of Things Security Overview
  • Types of Security Testing
  • Governance and Audits
  • Laws and Regulations
  • Cyber Security in the Capability Lifecycle

The price listed is the total price including GST where GST is applicable.

Upcoming Workshops

Name Date Time Location Cost
(T&E10) Introduction to Cyber Test and Evaluation 10 July 2020 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Nova Office Melbourne $1,000.00
(T&E10) Introduction to Cyber Test and Evaluation 16 October 2020 08:30 am - 04:30 pm Nova Training Room Canberra $1,000.00


NOTE: Courses are subject to cancellation if insufficient student numbers.

You will be notified a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the course commencement.

You will not be charged until the course is confirmed.