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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Gives students an introduction to the foundation of cybersecurity including its technical, technological, human and legal aspects. Students will be able to define, identify and explain the necessary security measures, mechanisms and services needed for incorporation into overall enterprise information systems, both managed 'in-house' and 'out-sourced' to third party providers.

Unit content

Topic 1: Basic concepts of cybersecurity
Topic 2: The assets
Topic 3: Threats, attacks and vulnerabilities
Topic 4: Cyber risk assessment and management
Topic 5: Security models and principles
Topic 6: Host, data and application security
Topic 7: Network security
Topic 8: Personnel security
Topic 9: Cryptography and its applications
Topic 10: Cybersecurity legal and ethical aspects
Topic 11: Cybersecurity administration in SME
Topic 12: Recent updates in cybersecurity

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 name and explain concepts and parameters for risk assessment and management in enterprise information systems against cybercrime and like attacks
2 summarise and explain security parameters relevant to a computer network and its associated server and client computer systems
3 define and explain the fundamentals of modern cryptography and its applications in cybersecurity
4 identify and classify types of cyber threats and discuss appropriate detection, countermeasures and prevention techniques
5 interpret relevant professional/legal obligations, governance and compliance mandates for cybersecurity
6 describe and explain cybersecurity administration processes in SME and recent issues in cybersecurity.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. name and explain concepts and parameters for risk assessment and management in enterprise information systems against cybercrime and like attacks
  2. summarise and explain security parameters relevant to a computer network and its associated server and client computer systems
  3. define and explain the fundamentals of modern cryptography and its applications in cybersecurity
  4. identify and classify types of cyber threats and discuss appropriate detection, countermeasures and prevention techniques
  5. interpret relevant professional/legal obligations, governance and compliance mandates for cybersecurity
  6. describe and explain cybersecurity administration processes in SME and recent issues in cybersecurity.

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.