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Corporate and IT Security

Corporate and IT Security


  • Code: SYS8TF010
  • Extent: 5 cr (135 h)
  • Timing: 6th -7th semester 
  • Language: English
  • Level: professional studies
  • Type: elective 

Starting level and linkage with other courses

Basics of computers (DAT1TF010), Managing User Workstation (DAT1TF011) and Building a Server Environment (DAT1TF012)

Learning outcomes

The student

  • Has a general overview of the security in companies and ICT
  • Knows the concepts and basics of information security
  • Recognizes the risks in information technology and communications
  • Knows how to protect against risks
  • Can map out the security risks of a company

Course contents

  • Security Management Concepts and Practices
  • Access Control Systems
  • Networks and Network Security
  • Cryptography
  • Operations Security
  • Applications and Systems Development
  • Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Law, Investigation and Ethics
  • Physical Security

Teaching and learning methods

The course will be carried out as a seminar.  An active participation of every member is an important prerequisite for the learning results. Contact hours 32 h
Distance learning 38 h and Seminar work 64 h.
The assessment of one’s own learning 1 h

Teacher responsible

Olavi Korhonen

Course materials

Ronald L. Krutz, Russell Dean Vines: The CISSP and CAP Prep Guide Platinum Edition
Handouts and Internet sources

Modes of assessment and their weights

  • Theory test (40 %)
  • Homework (20 %)
  • Applied exercise / Seminar work  (40 %)

The assessment of one’s own learning does not influence the grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and the answers will also be used for course/module development. The assignment is completed online in MyNet.

Assessment criteria

Grade 1

Student has an idea of basic information security concepts

Grade 3

Student knows basic security concepts well

Grade 5

Student has excellent command of basic security concepts and knows how to apply them in a company