Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics
|Module Name||Security and Privacy|
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3 lecture hours per week
|Module Personnel||Dr Stephen Farrell|
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
NS5LO1 discuss information security and demonstrate an understanding of the context in which information security operates in terms of safety, environmental, social and economic aspects;
NS5LO2 analyse, assess and choose among techniques for mitigating important privacy threats through appropriate security controls, namely the application of cryptographic primitives;
NS5LO3 assess both the risks and threats associated with data security, and assess how the relevant legislative and regulatory frameworks apply;
NS5LO4 reason about issues of privacy with respect to data release.
The objectives of this module are: to develop an in-depth understanding of risk, data privacy, threats and risks of security breaches, an awareness of computer security (cryptographic) and protocol techniques, and an ability to make appropriate decisions about securing data.
Specific topics addressed in this module include
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Assessment in the Supplemental session will be based on 100% exam.
|Academic Year of Data||2017/18|