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Course 2019-2020 a.y.

20646 - INTRODUCTION TO CYBER RISK

CYBER
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 25

CYBER (2 credits - I sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/07)
Course Director:
GRETA NASI

Classes: 25 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 25: GRETA NASI


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The mission of this seminar is to explore the trends of cyber risks under multiple perspectives (technical, economical, geopolitical, societal) and to present the skills required to have a career in this field. The seminar provides a toolkit for students of the Master of Science in Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance including an introduction to emerging professional opportunities and challenges in the program-specific professional areas (cyber risk management and data protection and security), an introduction to relevant cyber topics and how they influence activities and value generated by companies, governments and institutions.

CONTENT SUMMARY

The course introduces key topics in cyber risks with a specific reference to:

  • Understanding the cyber risk from multiple perspectives.
  • Current professional challenges and opportunities related to cyber risk.
  • Trends and topics of cyber risks and how they affect companies, institutions and governments.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Recognize the trends and topics related to the cyber risk and the professional opportunities and challenges to work in this field.
  • Identify current trends and explain how they influence activities and value of companies, governments and institutions.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Analyse trends in cyber risk, to interpret  how they affect organisations and to connect these to professional challenges and opportunities.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
DETAILS

The learning experience of this course includes:

  • Face-to-face lectures.
  • Guest speakers and faculty members of the program share with the students their own experience, and discuss the specificities of possible professional trajectories  and environment and the basic skills needed for their role.

Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
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    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • Due to the introductory relevance of the seminar, attending classes is extremely important.
    • A take-home individual assignment (pass/fail) assesses the ability of students to reflect on the contents of the course and foster their  “sense-making” analysis and interpretation of the lenses and concepts discussed and practiced in class.

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Slides and materials are uploaded on the weblearning.

    Last change 06/06/2019 10:24