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Introduction to Information Security and Cybercrime


Course overview

Cybersecurity is now a critical part of all areas of industry. This course covers a range of issues concerned with information and computer security, and is aimed at non-specialists. It includes identifying a systematic approach to managing security risks, looks at how computers are compromised, what the concept of risk is, and introduces the security triad ofconfidentiality, integrity and availability.

Summer University 2019 has now finished. We will be running a range of short courses as part of Winter University in January 2020. Our Winter University 2020 brochure will be available in November - please register your details here if you would like to receive a brochure when it is available.

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Course details

What you study

Indicative content
Purpose and principles of information/data security.
Relevant legislation
Introduction to International Security Standards
Risk Assessment
Security triad – Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability

How you are assessed

100% in course assessment on a pass/fail basis

Students will be required to submit a portfolio of work demonstrating a range of Information Security and Cybercrime principles and techniques. The work will be completed throughout the module during the studio sessions with additional work being completed outside of class time


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed



2020 entry

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00