IS5104: Information Security Management
This module is offered in 2017-18.
The aims of this module are:
- To give a broad understanding of the field of Information Security Management, including current commercial and financial security issues and areas of concern.
On successful completion of this module, the student should:
- Have acquired knowledge of a representative sample of security threats, issues, technologies and theories.
- Be aware of legal and social contexts where they impinge on computer security.
- Be aware of the variety of problems affecting system and people centred security.
- Know who the current leaders are in the field of Computer Security, the current trends and latest issues.
- Be aware of certification standards and concerns.
- Security applications and policy models; authorisation and authentication, vulnerabilities and threats; Internet security; firewalls, intrusion detection, malicious code and countermeasures; information hiding; stream and block ciphers; symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic protocols; digital signatures, public key infrastructures, certification authorities; security engineering, risk models, robustness, legal and organisational aspects of computer security; legal and international aspects.
This module has no compulsory elements beyond those common to all modules (mark of 4 in each assessment component).