Information Systems Security

Master's programme(s):
Course code(s):

CC01, -, -

Course type:

Compulsory, Compulsory, Compulsory


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Learning outcomes:

On completing the course, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the role of cybersecurity frameworks.
  • Propose protection mechanisms according to international frameworks and best practices.
  • Explain the risk management process.
  • Understand how to apply a risk assessment method.
  • Understand how to use main cryptographic mechanisms.
  • Describe cyber threat management best practices
  • Describe the components of a zero-trust architecture.
General competences:
  • Search for, analysis and synthesis of data and information, with the use of the necessary technology
  • Decision Making
  • Teamwork
  • Production of free, creative, and inductive thinking

This course provides an introduction to the foundational aspects of cybersecurity and computer security. Most modern organisations face security and privacy risks that threaten their valuable assets. It is imperative to design secure and privacy-aware information systems that protect against these threats. This course provides a wide range of skills and knowledge of existing technologies, security and privacy principles to develop the professional skills and experience needed for information systems security. The topics covered include:

  • Cybersecurity Essentials.
  • Information Security Management Systems.
  • Cybersecurity Frameworks.
  • Information Security Risk Management.
  • Applied Cryptography.
  • Threats and Vulnerabilities.
  • Cyber Threat Information.
  • Zero Trust Architectures.
Full course outline (PDF):