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Security Management in Information Systems 2017/2018

  • 5 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Continuous Assessment


Learn the fundamental concepts of Information System Security. Understand Risk, Threats and Vulnerabilities. Learn about politics and procedures, attack and defense mechanisms, risk analysis, recovery and information security.
Students may be capable to create the framework of security management that would add value to companies.
This objectives contribute to the course objectives in the following topics:
- Identify, evaluate and select technology solutions aligned with the needs and organizational objectives;
- Create and manage organizational architectures;
- Controlling the risks associated with information technology;
- Ensure information security;

Recommended Prerequisites

General information systems knowledge, in particular their 7 base areas: User, workstation, LAN, LAN-WAN, WAN, remote access, System / Applications

Teaching Metodology

Theoretical presentation and discussion of topics

Body of Work

1 - Security Need for Information Systems
2 - Changes in the way of communication of people and businesses
3 - Malicious attacks, threats and vulnerabilities
4 - Reasons for information security in organizations
5 - Access Control
6 - Adimistration and Security Operations
7 - Audit, testing and monitoring
8 - Risk response and recovery
9 - Cryptography
10 - Telecommunications and Networks
11 - Security Standards in SI

Recommended Bibliography

Krutz, R.L. & Vines, R.D. (2002).The CISSP Prep Guide: Gold Edition
Kim, D. & Solomon, M.G. (2013). Fundamentals Of Information Systems Security. (2Ed). Jones & Bartlett

Complementary Bibliography

Teacher notes

Weekly Planning

Same as syllabus, each week one topic.

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

The contents cover all the concepts necessary to the objectives and constitute its systematized development by areas.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

The theoretical nature of the subject with the consequent need for continuous acquisition of knowledge requires that is to be evaluated permanently.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
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