Wider Aspects of Cybersecurity - COM00113M

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  • Department: Computer Science
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Siamak Fayyaz Shahandashti
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

The Cybersecurity programmes (MSc, Diploma, Certificate) have 6 core taught modules which together form a coherent body of cyber-security knowledge. This module aims to complement the core material by engaging students in an in-depth study of important topics in cyber security; examples include domain-specific security, human factors, public education, legal issues, and interdisciplinary issues in cyber security.

The module also aims to develop precising and presentation skills, and the primary research will be carried out in groups to allow students to experience and develop team working skills.

Module learning outcomes

At the end of the module the students will:

  • have acquired detailed knowledge of an important cybersecurity topic (outside the core topics taught in the rest of the programme).
  • be able to identify important aspects of knowledge gained and precising such knowledge for a technical audience.

Team working will be developed in the module, but is a mechanism towards satisfying the learning outcomes above (and does not form the basis of any learning outcome itself).

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Group open report assessment
N/A 70
Essay/coursework
Individual poster
N/A 30

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Group open report assessment
N/A 70
Essay/coursework
Individual poster
N/A 30

Module feedback

Students will receive oral feedback during the classroom week, and written feedback on their assessment submission. 

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