MIS41440 Cybersecurity

Academic Year 2022/2023

Provide a framework based on threat intelligence that companies can use to emulate specific threats. This helps companies find gaps in visibility, defensive tools, and processes. Module contains adversary tactics and techniques that are utilized as the foundational development of specific threat models and methodologies. Module will use a case study approach.

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Learning Outcomes:

Allows managers to gain the ability to think critically about the threat landscape including vulnerabilities in cybersecurity, to better understand what kind of cybersecurity to specialise in.

Develop a Cybersecurity framework to better prepare your company against future attacks.

Indicative Module Content:

Introduction to Cybersecurity and core concepts.

Identify threats and vulnerabilities .
The human firewall, privacy, social engineering, and identity fraud.

Resilience and Strategic Responses: Develop skills to mitigate risk against continually changing cyber threats, e.g., secure systems, network administration, cloud security, IoT (Internet of Things) risk, cryptography, penetration testing.

Develop a Cybersecurity framework to better prepare your company against future attacks. This includes user training, regulation and data governance and the development of Incident Response Teams

Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Learning Journal End of Year Transition n/a Graded No


Presentation: Student Groups will critique a class readings and present their findings to the class Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Class Test: In Class Test Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback for Group Presentations will be given directly after the Presentation. Students can get additional feedback face-to-face after any class.

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