Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- General principles and strategies that can be applied to systems to make them more robust to attack
- The roles ad influences of governments, commercial and other organisations, citizens and criminals in cyber security affairs
- Issues surrounding privacy and anonymity
- The cyber threat landscape, both in terms of recent emergent issues and those issues which recur over time
- The potentialities and challenges of emerging blockchain technology to enhance inter-organisation trust and data/processing integrity
- The importance of taking a multi-disciplinary approach to cyber security
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- critically analyse a cyber attack and identify effective countermeasures
The syllabus includes the following topics:
oFundamental Security Concepts
oKill-Chain Cyber Attack Life Cycle
oCyber Threat Landscape
oAdvanced Persistent Threats
oSecurity of Critical infrastructures
oPrinciples of Cryptography
oPublic Key Infrastructure
oPrivacy and Data Anonymisation
oAccess Control Models
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures will be given by subject matter experts from the disciplines involved. Staff and resources from the University's Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research will contribute to the module.
|Completion of assessment task||35|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Hadnagy, C (2011). Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking. Wiley.
Graham, J., Howard, R. and Olson, R. (2011). Cyber Security Essentials. CRC Press.
Andress, J. (2013). Cyber Warfare: Techniques, Tactics and Tools for Security Practitioners. Syngress.
Clarke, R.A. (2012). Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do about it. ECCO Press.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External