Core Module Information
Module title: Information - Society and Security

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

Module code: INF10101
Module leader: Jyoti Bhardwaj
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics


Description of module content:

This module addresses the issues that have arisen as a result of the pervasive nature of information technology. Topics covered include:
• The nature of information security
• The use of threat, attack and defence modelling in securing systems
• Risk management and incident handling
• Issues in designing and implementing security policies
• Computer law: national and international, covering privacy, data protection, and computer misuse
• Social impacts of computing: globalisation, social and global impacts of technology on society and democracy
• Ethical and moral considerations: personal and professional ethics
• Professionalism and the BCS and IEEE codes of conduct.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Evaluate technical and organisation threats to information systems and data.
LO2: Critically evaluate the role of security policies for an information system in an operational context.
LO3: Propose appropriate security counter measures for a specified threat.
LO4: Demonstrate understanding of the legal and professional obligations on computer professionals.
LO5: Discuss the moral and ethical issues relating to information technology.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jyoti Bhardwaj
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1,2,3 8 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 02.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Information - Society and Security