Through analysing the field of Cyber Security and Information Assurance (IA), this module will allow you to make use of the concepts that underpin the subject and to appreciate the dependencies between them.

This module is only offered as part of the Information Capability Management MSc.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this module a student should be able to:

  • assess technologies and processes,
  • evaluate risk from a nation-state, societal and organisational perspective,
  • assess the dependencies between people, process and technology when developing risk mitigation strategies.

Core content

Module topics:

  • foundations of cyber security and IA,
  • strategy, risk theory and practice,
  • threats and vulnerabilities,
  • governance and management,
  • socio-technical perspectives.


  • Dr Danny Steed

Location and travel