What is this course about
This course is designed to introduce the student to the various privacy and information security concerns in Information Systems in the business environment. The course starts with an overview of what privacy entails. The different information security threats are identified and various measures that can be used to protect customer’s information is discussed. The course aims to assist anyone that would like know more about how to protect their privacy online.
Who should be doing this course?
This course will provide a broad overview of the field of Security in Information Systems for anyone who is interested to pursue a career in this field. It will also help those not familiar with Information Systems, or who do not have a background in Information Systems, to understand the key concepts related to information systems security, and how this should be managed.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Understand why are information systems vulnerable?
- Discuss the concept of privacy in information systems
- Discuss information security
- Explain the C-I-A triad
- Identify various information security threats
- Explain what risk management in information security entails.
- Discuss how to protect the information systems network of the business.
How is your course mark calculated?
Your course mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 50%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!
Study at your own pace!
We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!