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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Science in Computing (Level 7 NFQ)
MODULE NFQ
Level 7
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 5
MODULE TITLE
Cyber Security Defence & Operations
Reference Code: M3.2
STAGE
Year 3
fALL sEMESTER 1
12 Weeks X 3.15 Hours per week

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO 1
Demonstrate knowledge of the components and concepts of information and data security including confidentiality, integrity and availability.
LO2
Appraise the secure operation of common IT infrastructures and services.
LO3
Classify the various types of cyber attacks and the methodologies used.
LO4
Use various methods to both prevent and detect malicious access to IT infrastructures.
LO5
Ensure business continuity by adhering to recommended standards of secure operations.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
3, 4, 5
CA 1 – Practical Lab Work
40%
1, 2, 3
CA 2 – In-Class Theory Test
20%
1-5
CA 3 – Case Study
40%

Cybersecurity Defence & Operations

Aims & Objectives

This module introduces the learner to core concepts and skills needed to monitor, detect, analyse and respond to internal and external security threats facing organisations. The module involves a practical application of the skills needed to maintain and ensure security operational readiness of secure networked systems.

This module will ensure learners meet the following objectives

  • Understand the key concepts of information security, incident response and risk management.
  • Investigate the requirements to ensure confidentiality integrity and availability of IS and related components.
  • Awareness of key threats to IS and related components.
  • Apply standards and compliance recommendations in defending against and responding to security incidents and threats.
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