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ICT37M3 Standards and Regulations for Information Protection in Computer Networks and Systems

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Module:

Programme:

ICT

ECTS:

6

Type:

Masters

Module name:

Standards and Regulations for Information Protection in Computer Networks and Systems


Scope and form:

The module will provide training in standards and regulations for information protection in computer networks and systems in the sense of normative aspects need for regulation: degree of formality, opportunities and threats, requirements of multidisciplinary and global use of computer networks and systems. The module will introduce also normative aspects of electronic communication networks and services, universal services, privacy, interconnection and interoperability, electronic signature, digital rights management, trust and security at national and international level. The module will provide face to face teaching and discussions as well as individual seminar work.


Duration (weeks; Hours/week):

15 weeks; (2 hours course, 3 hours seminar work, 5 hours individual work)/week

Type of assessment:

Compulsory seminar work during the teaching period. Written or oral exam.

Qualified Prerequisites:

Information systems management; Contemporary issues in crime, safety and security.


General module objectives:

The objective of the module is to acquaint students with standard and regulations (normative) aspect of information society to empower them for work for Information Protection in Computer Networks and Systems.


Topics and short description:

1. Computer Networks and Systems – short review
2. Security in Computing
3. Principles of Information Security
4. Management of Information Security
5. Information protection
6. International and national laws, regulations and legal bodies
7. ISO/IEC 27001
8. IEEE Standards on Cybersecurity
9. ANSI-IT Security Standards
10. Australian Information Security Manual


Learning outcomes:

Knowledge

Skills

Competences

An overview of Computer Networks and Systems.

Use of computer networks and systems to solve problems.

Have an overview about computer networks and systems knowledge

Understand security in computing

Capability to understand and to select the right security techniques and methods for practical cases

Detect the possible computer security and use them adequate

Be familiar with principles and management of information security and information protection

Demonstrate ability to extract and critically interpret appropriate information for information protection

Critical reasoning in choosing appropriate approach

International and national laws, regulations and legal bodies overview

Capability to covers the most important legal bodies, laws and regulations

Able to understand legal bodies, laws and regulations

ISO/IEC 27001

Capability to analyze and evaluate the best options of ISO/IEC 27001 for information protection in computer networks and systems

Able to understand ISO/IEC 27001 for information protection in computer networks and systems

IEEE Standards on Cybersecurity

Capability to analyze and evaluate the best options of IEEE Standards on Cybersecurity for information protection in computer networks and systems

Able to understand IEEE Standards for information protection in computer networks and systems

ANSI-IT Security Standards

Capability to analyze and evaluate the best options of ANSI-IT Security Standards for information protection in computer networks and systems

Able to understand ANSI-IT Security Standards for information protection in computer networks and systems

Australian Information Security Manual

Capability to analyze and evaluate the best options of Australian Information Security standards for information protection in computer networks and systems

Able to understand Australian Information Security standards for information protection in computer networks and systems


Recommended literature:

1. C. P. Pfleeger, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, Jonathan Margulies: Security in Computing, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2015
2. M. Bishop: Introduction to Computer Security, Addison Wesley Professional, Boston, 2005
3. Michael E. Whitman, Herbert J. Mattord: Principles of Information Security, 5e, Cengage Learning, 2014
4. Michael E. Whitman, Herbert J. Mattord: Management of Information Security 4e, 2013, Cengage Learning
5. John R. Vacca: Computer and Information Security - Handbook 2e, Morgan Kaufman, 2013.
6. ISO/IEC 27001 – Information security management, available at: http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/management-standards/iso27001.htm
7. Information Security Manual, available at: http://www.asd.gov.au/infosec/ism/
8. IEEE Standards on Cybersecurity, available at: http://theinstitute.ieee.org/benefits/standards/ieee-standards-on-cybersecurity
9. ANSI-IT Security Standards, available at: http://ansidotorg.blogspot.cz/2011/10/it-security-standards.html#axzz3tzvwEHQO