DCST1002 - Cyber security and teamwork


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 50/100
Portfolio 50/100

Course content

  • Cyber security terminology and history.
  • Legal and ethical issues in cybersecurity.
  • Vulnerability in digital infrastructures.
  • Identities, authentication and authorization.
  • Human aspects of cybersecurity.
  • Basic threat profiling and risk analysis.
  • Future visions for a more secure digital society.
  • Team collaboration, team building and team development.
  • Work contract and conflict prevention.
  • Project as a form of work (establishment, implementation, administration and control)
  • Written and oral presentation.
  • Copyright.

Learning outcome


  • K1: The candidate can explain how to establish and carry out projects
  • K2: The candidate can explain different models for team collaboration and team development
  • K3: The candidate can explain the most used concepts in cybersecurity and the subject's most important historical development
  • K4: The candidate can explain how vulnerabilities in digital infrastructures can arise and how the most common vulnerabilities can be counteracted


  • S1: The candidate can convey subject matter effectively orally and in writing, obtain information to shed light on issues, and safeguard copyright in their communication
  • S2: The candidate can carry out and document teamwork and reflect on their own professional practice and develop this based on feedback from others
  • S3: The candidate can carry out basic threat profiling and risk analysis
  • S4: The candidate can use tools to protect identities against common security attacks

General competence

  • G1: The candidate can plan and complete tasks in team
  • G2: The candidate can give constructive feedback to others
  • G3: The candidate can explain societal vulnerability as a consequence of cybersecurity challenges

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, teamwork with and without supervision, project work, problem solving individually and in groups, lab exercises.

A compulsory exercise/task at the beginning of the semester which is to carry out a mapping of one's own team role.

Compulsory assignments

  • Documents and compulsory attendance

Further on evaluation

The portfolio assessment consists of six submitted group works, which are delivered within the stated deadlines. Feedback and opportunities for improvement are provided. Final assessment after all work has been delivered.

The project is carried out in groups. The assessment basis is the group's final report and individual reflection note.

Different grades can be assigned to the group members.

Based on the work requirements for the project, an individual reflection note is submitted which is assessed and given the grade passed or failed.

Both the project assignment and the portfolio assessment must be passed in order to pass the final grade.

Continuation and voluntary repetition: at the next regular implementation. Both the project assignment and the portfolio assessment must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Digital Infrastructure and Cyber Security (BDIGSEC)

Required previous knowledge

Needs attendance within the Bachelor program of study in Digital infrastructure and cybersecurity.

Course materials

Given at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
IDRI1002 3.7 AUTUMN 2019
IMT1003 3.7 AUTUMN 2019
IIKG1001 2.5 AUTUMN 2019
DCSG1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
INFT2001 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
IIKG3000 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Computer Science
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Computer Science


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio 50/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 50/100



Room Building Number of candidates
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