Core Module Information
Module title: Information - Society and Security

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

Module code: INF10401
Module leader: Jyoti Bhardwaj
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics


Description of module content:

The module encompasses two related themes: At a general level it addresses the issues that have arisen as a result of the pervasive nature of information technology. This part of the module addresses a range of topics including: • 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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
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 Practical classes and workshops 21
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 27
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 7 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
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