Course - Cybersecurity - IIK6530
IIK6530 - Cybersecurity
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024
- Human, Organizational, and Regulatory Aspects of Cybersecurity: risk management; law, regulation, standards; privacy.
- Attacks and Defenses: malware; adversarial behaviors; security operations; forensics.
- Systems Security: cryptography; identity management & authentication; software security. Infrastructure Security: network security; cyber physical systems security; critical infrastructure security.
- Advanced knowledge of organizational and technological management of cybersecurity risk
- In-depth knowledge of methods and frameworks for organizational and technological management of cybersecurity risk
- Can apply the knowledge to relevant areas in own business
- Can analyze relevant academic issues based on the subject area's history, traditions, uniqueness and place in society
- Analyze and relate critically various sources of information and apply these to structure and formulate professional reasoning
- Use existing theories, methods and interpretations within organizational and technological management of digital risk and independent work with practical and theoretical problem solving
- Choose relevant methods for professional development work in an independent way.
- Analyze relevant professional and ethical issues
- Apply knowledge and skills in new areas to carry out advanced work tasks and projects
- Can convey independent work and masters the subject area's forms of expression
- Can communicate about professional issues, analyses and conclusions within the subject area, both with specialists and to the general public
- Can follow up new thinking and innovation processes.
Learning methods and activities
The course consists of a startup physical gathering, an asynchronous online part based on recorded lectures, and a final mandatory assignment. It is planned that the students will work with issues that are related to their everyday work with a focus on technological and organizational challenges related to cybersecurity. In addition to this, students will also be expected to make a digital presentation and to carry out peer reviews of their fellow students' work.
Blackboard, NTNU's digital learning platform will be used throughout.
The entire course is normally completed in 10-12 weeks. The total workload for the participants is approx. 120 hours, including own work.
Further on evaluation
By means of a final mandatory assignment, to be carried out either individually or in small groups of students. Pass/Fail evaluation.
The submission deadline for the assignment is normally 3 weeks after the last learning activity. In the case of failure, the subject must be taken again in its entirety.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Recommended previous knowledge
- Completed degree in technology, economics, management or science of 180 credits.
- Minimum two years relevant work experience
- Working conditions must be documented with a certificate from the employer describing the type of job / work tasks, job percentage and duration.
If the candidate does not have a bachelor's degree or equivalent completed education of at least 180 credits, he / she can request a prior learning assessment of his / her admission basis.
- Book: M.E. Whitman and H.J. Mattord: "Principles of Information Security", seventh edition, Cengage 2022.
Credits: 5.0 SP
Study level: Further education, higher degree level
Language of instruction: English
- Information Systems
- Information Security
Department with academic responsibility
Department of Information Security and Communication Technology
Department with administrative responsibility
Pro-Rector for Education
- * 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.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"