Core Module Information
Module title: Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 10.00
ECTS credit value: 5

Module code: CSN07201
Module leader: Gordon Russell
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Cyber Security and Systems Engineering
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

The module content encompasses:

1. Threat assessment and ethics.
2. Networking concepts.
3. Computing environments.
4. Intelligence gathering.
5. Ciphers and encryption.
6. Cyber data analytics.

Learning Outcomes for module:

By the end of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Describe cybersecurity challenges facing organisations through Identification of risks and vulnerabilities
LO2: Apply technology to acquire security-related data

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gordon Russell
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module requires 100 hours to complete. This includes viewing lecture material, taking part in group discussions, completing the labs and, finally, preparing for and taking part in the assessment.

The module is designed to be used for upskilling and/or reskilling. As such the content and assessments are designed to be relevant to today’s organisations facing cybersecurity challenges. The delivery will also reflect that you may already be in work, and so the material is online, with live contact sessions designed to offer a chance for discussion. These will be recorded in case you are not able to attend.

24 hours of contact: The module comprises 6 two hour lectures and 6 two hour lab sessions. All are online.

74 Hours Directed Study: You are expected to review lecture content, do follow up reading, self-assessment quizzes, revise for the test and complete lab work.

2 Hours: Undertaking the final online test.



Formative Assessment:
Each week a short answer quiz will be available on the VLE for formative feedback. This is designed to test your understanding of the material. The lab work is also used for formative feedback on progress made during each lab session. This formative assessment process will help prepare you for the final formative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
The module is assessed using an online test based on the theoretical and practical content of the module


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 12
Online Practical classes and workshops 12
Online Guided independent study 74
Online CL_TST 2
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 100 1,2 6 HOURS= 02.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 2, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gordon Russell
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module requires 100 hours to complete. This includes viewing lecture material, taking part in group discussions, completing the labs and, finally, preparing for and taking part in the assessment.

The module is designed to be used for upskilling and/or reskilling. As such the content and assessments are designed to be relevant to today’s organisations facing cybersecurity challenges. The delivery will also reflect that you may already be in work, and so the material is online, with live contact sessions designed to offer a chance for discussion. These will be recorded in case you are not able to attend.

24 hours of contact: The module comprises 6 two hour lectures and 6 two hour lab sessions. All are online.

74 Hours Directed Study: You are expected to review lecture content, do follow up reading, self-assessment quizzes, revise for the test and complete lab work.

2 Hours: Undertaking the final online test.



Formative Assessment:
Each week a short answer quiz will be available on the VLE for formative feedback. This is designed to test your understanding of the material. The lab work is also used for formative feedback on progress made during each lab session. This formative assessment process will help prepare you for the final formative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
The module is assessed using an online test based on the theoretical and practical content of the module


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 12
Online Practical classes and workshops 12
Online Guided independent study 74
Online CL_TST 2
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 100 1,2 6 HOURS= 02.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 3, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: ONLINE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gordon Russell
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module requires 100 hours to complete. This includes viewing lecture material, taking part in group discussions, completing the labs and, finally, preparing for and taking part in the assessment.

The module is designed to be used for upskilling and/or reskilling. As such the content and assessments are designed to be relevant to today’s organisations facing cybersecurity challenges. The delivery will also reflect that you may already be in work, and so the material is online, with live contact sessions designed to offer a chance for discussion. These will be recorded in case you are not able to attend.

24 hours of contact: The module comprises 6 two hour lectures and 6 two hour lab sessions. All are online.

74 Hours Directed Study: You are expected to review lecture content, do follow up reading, self-assessment quizzes, revise for the test and complete lab work.

2 Hours: Undertaking the final online test.



Formative Assessment:
Each week a short answer quiz will be available on the VLE for formative feedback. This is designed to test your understanding of the material. The lab work is also used for formative feedback on progress made during each lab session. This formative assessment process will help prepare you for the final formative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
The module is assessed using an online test based on the theoretical and practical content of the module


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 12
Online Practical classes and workshops 12
Online Guided independent study 74
Online CL_TST 2
Total Study Hours100
Expected Total Study Hours for Module100


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 100 1,2 6 HOURS= 02.00
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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