Module Title:   Cyber Security

Module Credit:   20

Module Code:   CM-0358D

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 6

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Computer Science

Related Department/Subject Area:   SCIM (Dept of Computer Science)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr A J Cullen

Additional Tutor(s):   Miss L Armitage

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop a comprehensive understanding of the underlying technologies of secure systems and a critical awareness of the inherent risks and related privacy issues of their use in business.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Formal input provided by lectures, supported by practical examples from videos, and readings. Case studies used, where appropriate, to illustrate issues raised by secure electronic systems used in personal, social and business environments. Assessment by group presentation and individual coursework takes account of issues relevant today and the theoretical material discussed in class. Supplementary assessment will repair deficiencies supplementing the group presentation with an individual assignment.

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   176.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   0.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   200.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

understand and appreciate the nature of cybercrime and the ethical, technical, and legal issues involved.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

have developed skills to deal with the complex issues involved in effectively implementing secure electronic systems.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

have further developed skills of research, problem-solving and communication. Be a self-directed, independent learner who shows initiative and personal responsibility.

  Coursework   100%
  Coursework two (individual report - 3000 words, and group presentation - 30 minutes)

Outline Syllabus:
Issues involved in being protected from the unauthorised access, damage and attack of computerised systems, and ethical and legal principles. The cybercrime environment and how to protect personal, social and business information. General legislation, data protection and regulations. Critical examination and analysis of case study material and current research papers/reports. The opportunity to participate in visiting speaker seminars to provide an industrial perspective on current and up to date security issues in the workplace.
Reading List:
Goodrich and Tamassia (2014) Introduction to Computer Security:
Pearson New International Edition ISBN-13: 9781292025407
Bazzell (2013) Hiding from the Internet: Eliminating Personal Online Information, ISBN-13: 978-1478277293
Bazzell (2013) Personal Digital Security: Protecting Yourself from Online Crime
Luna J (2012) How to Be Invisible: Protect Your Home, Your Children, Your Assets, and Your Life

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