ID302809 - Information security


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Portfolio assessment 100/100 A

Course content

The foundation for information security
- terminology
- integrity, confidentiality and availability

Techological considerations regarding information security
- Storage and use of digital information
- Firewalls, backdoors, viruses, security breaches in applications
- Security requirements to the systems
- Risk management
- Single point of failure, backup, physical safety measure
- Problems addressing wireless
- Cryptography and sertificates 

Organizational problems regarding information security
- Identify the human factor
- Managements responsibilities for information security
- Risk management and information assets management
- Increase knowlegde regarding information security
- The conflict between security and user friendly systems

Importance of anchoring security work in the entire organization
- Standards, laws and regulations

Learning outcome

- understand the meaning of information security
- know and understand the key concepts within the area
- have a good understanding of the value of information and information systems in organizations
- know current threats to information security
- have a good knowlede og the laws and regulations of the area
- be familiar with recognized methods and standards for improved information security
- have knowledge of relevant technical and organizational means to improve information security

- do a risk analysis for an hypotetical organization (case)
- recommend appropriate and effective measures to improve information security
- prepare a contingency plan for a hypotetical business (case)
- establish adequate security in restricted operating environment (lab)

- be able to update their knowledge about information security
- communicate their knowledge of information security also to persons without ICT background
- be able to communicate on the subject with an organization's stratecic management

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogiske metoder:
Lectures, casestudies and assignments 

Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
All mandatory casestudies/assignments and the termpaper are to be delivered in time to get an assessment.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatorisk arbeidskrav

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment. The portfolio consist of a predefined number of case studies/assignments and a term paper/project. The assessment is an overall evaluation of the portfolio. Candidates may be called to an additional oral examination.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering - Computer Science (004DA)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2018

No.of lecture hours: 8

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of ICT and Natural Sciences



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Portfolio assessment 100/100 A

Release 2018-12-03

Submission 2018-12-05

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Portfolio assessment 100/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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