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
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

N/A

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Peter Cruickshank
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching comprises a blend of lectures and tutorials that cover all Learning Outcomes.

Tutorials include conventional discussion-based sessions, ethical case study analysis and practical exercises.


Formative Assessment:
Tutorial/practical sessions are used to provide formative feedback for students on the module. During these sessions, module tutors assess and evaluate student performance on tasks relevant to the summative assessment, providing timely feedback which supports the development of students’ capabilities.

Summative Assessment:
Coursework is based on an extended two-part case study allowing different themes to be evaluated and applied in a realistic context. Theoretical understanding will require to be demonstrated and applied to the specific case study, with questions aligned to all the LOs. Both parts of the case study will include an example question which will be used for formative feedback. General formative feedback will also be given during the tutorials.

The examination covers LOs 1-5 and exam preparation will provide an opportunity for formative feedback.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 151
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 1
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Groupwork (Scheduled) 24
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1,2,3 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 30 4,5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, 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:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Teaching comprises a blend of lectures and tutorials that cover all Learning Outcomes.

Tutorials include conventional discussion-based sessions, ethical case study analysis and practical exercises.


Formative Assessment:
Tutorial/practical sessions are used to provide formative feedback for students on the module. During these sessions, module tutors assess and evaluate student performance on tasks relevant to the summative assessment, providing timely feedback which supports the development of students’ capabilities.

Summative Assessment:
Coursework is based on an extended two-part case study allowing different themes to be evaluated and applied in a realistic context. Theoretical understanding will require to be demonstrated and applied to the specific case study, with questions aligned to all the LOs. Both parts of the case study will include an example question which will be used for formative feedback. General formative feedback will also be given during the tutorials.

The examination covers LOs 1-5 and exam preparation will provide an opportunity for formative feedback.


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 151
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 1
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1,2,3 7 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Report 30 4,5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1-5 14/15 HOURS= 1, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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 and data protection, computer misuse, intellectual property rights, legal liability.
• Social impacts of computing: globalisation, social and global impacts of technology on society and democracy
• Ethical and moral considerations: corporate and individual 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.
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: Understand the legal and professional obligations on computer professionals.
LO5: Participate in debate on moral and ethical issues relating to information technology.

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