Subject details

  • Topics
    • An introduction to Information Systems risk and security
    • Risk management, assessment and mitigation
    • Information security management, governance and assurance
    • Role of policies and standards in IS risk and security management
    • Contingency planning, including incident management, business continuity and disaster recovery planning
    • Fraud and forensic auditing: Fraud, cybercrime, forensic auditing and continuous monitoring
    • Compliance frameworks and legal, professional and ethical issues in IS security and risk management
    • Major Theories, concepts and methodologies for managing information systems and assuring the integrity and security of information assets
    • The socio-technological dimensions (human and organisational factors) in IS security and risk management

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of information security and risks management in achieving organisational goals and objectives
  2. Assess and apply information systems risk and security management standards and frameworks to real-word case based scenarios
  3. Analyse major theories, concepts and methodologies for managing risks and assuring the integrity and security of information assets
  4. Evaluate appropriate governance, assurance and internal control techniques for managing information risks and security
  5. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 — Individual (20-30%) (0%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 — Group (20-30%) (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment 3 — Individual (20-30%) (0%)
  • Assignment 4 - Test — Individual (20-40%) (0%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject of study introduces students to information risk and security management in contemporary enterprise.  The subject engages students with the knowledge and techniques applied by organisations to manage risks and provide for information security. This includes the implementation of appropriate information management plans, assurance processes, standards and frameworks. Students will learn about the legal, professional and ethical responsibilities of information risk and security management through real-world case based scenarios and become familiar with approaches to information governance and assurance including the automated tools and approaches that are used by organisations.

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