In terms of knowledge and understanding, after completed course the student should be able to:
describe possible threats to information security in an organisation,
explain information security fundamentals and describe the basic requirements for an information security management system and its security measures;
describe regulations and standards in the area,
describe the fundamentals of how information assets, such as data and IT systems, as well as people, can be protected in an organisation.
In terms of skills and abilities, after completed course the student should be able to:
classify information assets according to confidentiality, accuracy and availability,
carry out risk analyses,
identify elementary security issues in programs and systems,
propose measures to protect information assets based upon information classification and risk analyses carried out,
apply principles of secure programming through a small study in a given area.
In terms of judgement and approach, after completed course the student should be able to:
analyse and evaluate current threats to organisations, and evaluate their impact on individuals as well as organisations and society,
discuss how the development and use of IT affects people, organisations, and society.
The course gives the student an introduction to the field of information security. The course begins by addressing potential threats and actors that may pose risks to an organisations operations. The student is introduced to what an Information Security Management System (ISMS) is, as well as how it is used to secure the organisation's information assets. The student learns about the basic elements of an ISMS, such as education and awareness, continuity planning and incident management, risk analysis and risk management, as well as technical safeguards such as crypto techniques, secure programming and design, certificate management and system security measures. Regulations and standards regarding information security, which can impose external demands on an organisation, are also dealt with, as are ethical aspects and the impact on society at large.
Lectures, laborations and seminars.
Exam, assignments, seminars.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator or a decision by the department's working group for study matters.