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Title:IS Security & Privacy
Long Title:IS Security & Privacy
Module Code:INFO8013
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CATHERINE MURPHY
Module Author: MARTIN CONNOLLY
Module Description: This module provides students with a thorough exploration of the area of Information Privacy and Security Management.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically evaluate the key concepts of Privacy & Information Security.
LO2 Describe and critically discuss issues in the management of Information Security.
LO3 Describe and critically discuss Issues in IT security governance.
LO4 Critically evaluate Information Security policies, procedures & standards.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Information Security & Privacy Concepts
Privacy Principles From The Law. Key Criteria in Privacy By Design. Privacy Design Strategies. Information Security. Database Privacy & Anonymization.
Management of Information Security
Principles of Information Security Management. Planning for Security. Planning for Contingencies. Information Security Policy. Developing the Information Security Program. Security Management Models. Security Management Practices. Human Resource Considerations.
Governance
Information Security Management Activities. Information Security Objectives and Strategy. Security Planning. Internationally Accepted Information Security Management Practices. Information Security Frameworks and Issuing Bodies. Information Security Management and Assurance Process Integration. IT Risk Management. Management Roles: The IT Auditor and Information Security Officer.
Policies, Procedures & Standards
Information Security Policies, Standards, Guidelines, Baselines & Procedures. Information Security Policy Frameworks: ISO27001, COBIT. Organisation Level Policies. Security Program Level Policies. User Security Policies. System & Control Policies. Information Security Policy Projects.
Societal Issues
Legal & Ethical Issues: The General Data Protection Regulation, Open Data Initiatives. Privacy vs. Security.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation A presentation on a contemporary issue in Privacy & Security Management. 2,3,4 20.0 Week 3
Written Report Business Report evaluating selected security application. 1,2 30.0 Week 7
Other In Class Test 1,2,3,4 50.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures on Privacy & Security Management concepts. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material. Research on contemporary issues and selected software solutions. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures on Privacy & Security Management Concepts. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material. Research on contemporary issues and selected software solutions. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Douglas J. Landoll 2016, Information Security Policies, Procedures, and Standards: A Practitioner's Reference, Auerbach Publications [ISBN: 978-148224589]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Richard E. Smith 2015, Elementary Information Security, 1st Edition Ed., Jones & Bartlett Learning [ISBN: 978128405593]
  • Evan Wheeler 2011, Security Risk Management: Building an Information Security Risk Management Program from the Ground Up, 1st Edition Ed., Syngress [ISBN: 978-159749615]
  • Anil K. Jain 2011, Introduction to Biometrics, 2011 Edition Ed., Springer [ISBN: 97803877732]
  • Bel G. Raggad 2010, Information Security Management: Concepts and Practice, 1st Edition Ed., CRC Press [ISBN: 978142007854]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBISY_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Systems 8 Mandatory

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