Module title: Information Security Risk Management and Governance

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CSI10701
Module leader: Peter Cruickshank
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The aim of the module is to let you develop a deep understanding of the context that information security operates in, and to give you an opportunity to express this in the form of professional written reports. Topics covered include:
• Overview of relevant laws and regulations: national and international, covering data protection, computer misuse and other legal issues.
• Review of governance models and frameworks including: ISACA’s COBIT and ISO Standards (ISO27000 in particular)
• Security implementation planning
• Risk management, incident handling, and continuity planning
The QAA benchmark statement for computing incorporates a wide range of activities including hardware, software, communication and, in more general terms, the application of those skills in practice. The specific range of computing-related cognitive abilities gained from this module will depend on the specifics of the project done by each student but in all cases will support “computing-related practical activities” as specified in the benchmark. In addition the student will enrich a range of “additional transferrable skills” as required by their projects.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the tools and techniques used in the management of cyber security risk,
LO2: Critically appraise information security risk management theory and practice, and role of risk stakeholders
LO3: Evaluate the concept and benefits of security management systems and governance
LO4: Review and critically appraise relevant laws and relevant standards, their interrelationships and international trends in their development.

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