Module title: Information - Society and Security

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

Module code: INF10401
Module leader: Peter Cruickshank
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social 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.

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