The School of Information Risk Management Information security is widely recognised as an international priority, with hacking, malicious code, and data theft being just three of the many reasons why it's vital in the design, development and implementation of today’s IT systems. This course delivers a view of security threats and solutions, alongside an essential background in wider IT topics. This is particularly important considering the current shortage of related skills in the marketplace.
Students will enhance knowledge of a variety of computing disciplines, including analysis and design, programming, networking and information systems. The qualification will focus on the design, configuration, management and support of all types of computer networks, distributed applications based on risk assessments.
The Level 4 Diploma in Information Security and Assurance will develop students’ intellectual and practical skills and will promote the development of students’ ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate information security principles in a wide range of appropriate contexts.
The two core features of this qualification are:
The development of students’ lifelong learning skills including self-evaluation and reflection with the aim of placing students in the best position to make informed decisions about their future professional career
The development of decision-making skills.
Transferable skills that are necessary for a career in information security are developed through engagement with real life and virtual security issues, enabling the study of key aspects of security and distributed applications. This is complemented by external guest speakers from industry.