9 August 2019
Cybersecurity Risk Management
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.
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.
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
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 0.5 UCL
GBP 1995: The tuition fee for this module is £1995.
GBP 1000: 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 £1000 per three-week session.
Students who enroll on both Sessions of the UCL Summer School will benefit from a built-in tuition fee discount of £390.