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Enterprise Systems and Information Security Management

Course Coordinator: Dr T S Li, BScEng (HKU); MSc, PhD (Belfast)

Course Developer: The Open University, UK, Course Team

This is a postgraduate course in information technology. You should have some knowledge in computing  systems either through formal study or as a result of practical experience before taking the course.

The aims of the course are to acquaint students with object-oriented software development and protection of information.

The course covers the following topics:

  • OO software development

- Domain modelling
- Requirements
- Analysis
- Specifying the software
- Design
- Design patterns
- Implementation in Java
- Testing
- Component-based architectures

  • Information security management

- Protection of information assets
- Strategic and operational aspects of information security
- IT governance
- Risk analysis and management
- Planning the implementation of an information security management system

Note: The course content will be subject to senate approval.

Learning support
There will be nine two-hour tutorials and 12 two-hour surgeries.

There will be four tutor-marked assignments and a final examination.

You will need access to a PC-compatible computer running Microsoft Windows with:

  • PC with 1 GHz processor

  • 2 GB RAM

  • Internet access

Set book(s)
Calder, A and Watkins, S (2006) International IT Governance: An Executive Guide to ISO 17799/ISO 27001, Kogan Page.

Students with disabilities or special educational needs
Students with serious visual impairment or impairment to manual dexterity may find it difficult to follow this course. Course and supplementary materials are not available on tape. You are encouraged to seek advice from the Course Coordinator before enrolling on the course.