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Cybersecurity Risk Management

Key Information

Module code
ISSU0070
Taught during
Session Two
Module leader
Meha Shukla
Pre-requisites
None. Standard UCL Summer entry criteria apply.
Assessment method
In-class teamwork deliverables (50%), Presentation (50%)
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Module overview

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.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this module, students will:

  • Articulate vulnerabilities and threats from cybercrimes
  • Apply methods to evaluate cyber risks
  • Create risk management plan for a cybersecurity issue
  • Appreciate the Importance of cyber aware professionals in all disciplines

Module prerequisites

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.

Module hours

Classes (usually three or four hours per day) take place on the Bloomsbury campus from Monday to Friday any time between 9am and 6pm.

Assessment

  • In-class teamwork deliverables (50%)
  • Group presentation (50%)

Module leader

Meha Shukla is a senior business transformation and assurance manager with 27 years of global experience in shaping, planning, executing and reviewing technology based business change programmes of the order of £3-£30 million across various industry sectors (Finance, Title insurance, Telecom, Manufacturing, Automotive, Meteorology and Health care). Her last 10 years of experience includes auditing regulatory requirements to manage Business Change programme risks at Lloyds Banking Group and managing business-to-business programme for privatisation of the services at British Telecom. She has imparted multiple trainings to professionals and work as a mentor to small businesses in UK.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and MRes (Masters in Research) in Security and Crime science. She is now studying for her PhD at UCL, pursuing research specific to cybersecurity of future Smart London street infrastructure.

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