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Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics

Module CodeCS4101
Module Short Title
Semester TaughtHilary Term
Contact Hours1 3hr lecture
Module PersonnelElizabeth Daly
Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a technical understanding of security controls
  • Identify security risks and vulnerabilities
  • Provide an appropriate security plan for any business
  • Evaluate new technologies to identify security risk and benefits
Learning Aims

This module gives students a comprehensive appreciation of information systems security concepts and techniques including privacy and data protection. Lectures will include an introduction to basic encryption building blocks and algorithms. Additionally, students will learn how to evaluate new technologies, their potential security risks and recommended actions.

Module Content
Recommended Reading List

Pfleeger, C. P., Pfleeger, S. L. (2007) Security in Computing (4th Ed.), Prentice Hall. ISBN 0132390779. Link

Module PrerequisitesNone
Assessment Details

All of above assessment details are yet to be confirmed.

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Academic Year of Data2014/15