Module Title:   Business Systems Security

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   CM-1055M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

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):   Mr D Forbes

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

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

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

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   76.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

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

demonstrate an advanced understanding of the nature of secure systems within an organisation and the technical, legal and business issues involved.

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

deal with the complex issues involved in effectively implementing electronic systems in business, and be able to identify and minimise the security risks.

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

demonstrate advanced skills in research, problem-solving and effective communication, and you will be self-directed, independent learners capable of taking initiative and personal responsibility.

  Coursework   70%
  Coursework - individual 1500 word report
  Presentation   30%
  Individual seminar presentation (20 minutes)
  Coursework   100%
  Supplementary assessment: Coursework (individual report - 2000 words)

Outline Syllabus:
Risks involved with using electronic systems. Business and legal principles. The attack methods deployed and available solutions associated with the use of business information systems. Management of the security function. Certificates, public-key infrastructure and security architecture for an organisation. General security related legislation and standards. Non-repudiation. Critical examination and analysis of case study material and current research papers/reports.

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