London, United Kingdom

Cybersecurity Risk Management

when 23 July 2020 - 7 August 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 2100

The 2020 UCL Summer School has been cancelled due to the spread of Covid-19.

This module introduces the students to the aspects of how risk management methods are applied to improve
cyber security. Firstly, it provides an overview of threats from cybercrimes followed by vulnerabilities and
situational crime prevention techniques that provide mechanisms for cyber security. It then explains the
principles of cyber security risk management that drives the decision making to protect organisations from
cyber-attacks. Lastly, the key aspects of incident response planning and resilience in cyber risk management are
outlined. Students will work in teams to identify, assess and prioritise cyber risks for a case study. The students
will also get an opportunity to create a cybersecurity risk management plan within the same case study.

Course leader

Meha Shukla is a senior business transformation and assurance manager with 27 years of global experience in shaping, planning, executing and reviewing technology based business change programmes of the order of £3-£30 million across various industry secto

Target group

This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required to study this module but students are expected to have a keen interest in the subject area. Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study by the start of the module in order to enroll.

Course aim

Through practical examples and case studies, students will familiarise themselves with the following aspects of

 Importance of risk management in cyber security
 Challenges and risks posed by different types of cybercrimes
 Cyber security risk management framework
 Situational crime prevention approach to improve cyber security
 Techniques to improve cyber resilience

Credits info

7.5 EC
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL

Fee info

GBP 2100: Students who enroll on both Sessions of the UCL Summer School will benefit from a built-in tuition fee discount.
GBP 1100: There is an option to stay at the UCL Summer School residence for the duration of the three-week course. Accommodation is within walking distance to the UCL campus and features private, en suite rooms with shared kitchens. The cost is approx. £1100 per three-week session.