Organizing for Cybersecurity, 6 credits

Organisation för cybersäkerhet, 6 hp

TEIG01

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Director of studies or equivalent

Pernilla Broberg

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 0 h
Recommended self-study hours: 160 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 8 (Spring 2024) 2 4 English Linköping, Valla E
6CDDD Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering (Secure Systems) 8 (Spring 2024) 2 4 English Linköping, Valla E
6CMJU Computer Science and Software Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering 8 (Spring 2024) 2 4 English Linköping, Valla E
6CMJU Computer Science and Software Engineering, Master of Science in Engineering (Secure Systems) 8 (Spring 2024) 2 4 English Linköping, Valla E
6MCYS Cybersecurity, Master's Programme 2 (Spring 2024) 2 4 English Linköping, Valla C
6CITE Information Technology, Master of Science in Engineering 8 (Spring 2024) 2 4 English Linköping, Valla E
6CITE Information Technology, Master of Science in Engineering (Secure Systems) 8 (Spring 2024) 2 4 English Linköping, Valla E

Main field of study

Industrial Engineering and Management

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Master's Programme in Cybersecurity

Prerequisites

Achieved Bachelor level studies in Computer Science.

Intended learning outcomes

The course applies organisation theory to the study of cybersecurity and views cybersecurity as an object and process of organising and management. The course is designed to enable students to develop competencies that will enable them to subsequently evaluate and, if necessary, make organisational and management-related cybersecurity decisions.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to 

  • explain risk, uncertainty and compliance as socially constructed
  • identify opportunities and limitations of risk control
  • evaluate cybersecurity incidents as learning opportunities 
  • recognize cybersecurity-related professions and professionalism 
  • design a cybersecurity strategy

Course content

The course addresses how cybersecurity activities are aligned in a structured manner with organisational objectives in compliance with relevant industry and government regulations. Organising cybersecurity involves defining roles related to cybersecurity, including responsibility for coordinating authority and informal relationships, and allocating resources to cybersecurity within the organisation. The course deals with the following topics.

 

Organizing Uncertainty 

  • Rise of internal risk control due to expansion of legal and quasi-legal rules, counting and reporting as well as professionalism
  • Concepts of corporate governance and responsibility
  • Organizational legitimacy as a threat of corporate governance

 

Cybersecurity and Professionalism

  • Professionalism as the ‘third logic’
  • Creation of the cybersecurity profession as social identity and semi-profession 
  • Variety of professional roles ensuring cybersecurity and their responsibilities for compliance and in case of misconduct

 

Cybersecurity and Compliance Management

  • Rise of transnational regulation sustaining a world of governance
  • Government and governance of cybersecurity and its design
  • Implementation of governance: management of compliance and deviance in organizations

 

Cybersecurity and Incident Management

  • Classic vs. strategic approach of cybersecurity
  • Integration of organizational learning from failures or misconduct (incidents) under bounded rationality 
  • Compliant cybersecurity strategy including sensemaking, resources, responsibilities, and incentives 
  • Classification of incidences and incident management

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, seminars, project work and self-study.

Examination

UPG1Group seminars and assignments2 creditsU, G
TEN1Written examination4 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

About teaching and examination language

The teaching language is presented in the Overview tab for each course. The examination language relates to the teaching language as follows: 

  • If teaching language is “Swedish”, the course as a whole could be given in Swedish, or partly in English. Examination language is Swedish, but parts of the examination can be in English.
  • If teaching language is “English”, the course as a whole is taught in English. Examination language is English.
  • If teaching language is “Swedish/English”, the course as a whole will be taught in English if students without prior knowledge of the Swedish language participate. Examination language is Swedish or English depending on teaching language.

Other

The course is conducted in such a way that there are equal opportunities with regard to sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.

The planning and implementation of a course should correspond to the course syllabus. The course evaluation should therefore be conducted with the course syllabus as a starting point. 

The course is campus-based at the location specified for the course, unless otherwise stated under “Teaching and working methods”. Please note, in a campus-based course occasional remote sessions could be included.  

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPG1 Group seminars and assignments 2 credits U, G
TEN1 Written examination 4 credits U, 3, 4, 5
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Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work
X
X
UPG1
TEN1

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
UPG1
TEN1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
X
UPG1
TEN1

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
X
UPG1

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X
X
X
UPG1
TEN1

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
X
UPG1

                            
3.2 Communications
X
X

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context
X
X
X
UPG1
TEN1

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context
X
X
UPG1
TEN1

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing
X
X
X
UPG1

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development
X
X
X
UPG1
TEN1

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development
X
X
UPG1
TEN1

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects
X
X
X
UPG1

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects
X
X
X
UPG1

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects
X
X
X
UPG1

                            

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