Expected learning outcomes
When the course is completed, the student should have
- Advanced level of understanding of challenges facing the IS Risk Analyst
- Deep understanding of one method for Risk Analysis
- Deep understanding of how to plan and organize a Risk Analysis project.
- Understand the limitations of the Risk Analysis methods covered by the course from a pragmatical perspective such as to be able to formulate suitable research questions to adress the limitations identified.
- Risk Analysis in the context of an Information Security Management system
- Study of a method for risk analysis
Net Support Learning
Teaching Methods (additional text)
The course will include an introductory lecture providing an overview of the course content. The primary teaching method for the course is project work. The students are required to carry out and document a Risk Analysis activity by means of a case study.
Students are expected to present their work-in-progress at the seminars for discussions. Guidance, supervision and feedback will be provided during seminars only and given on material presented at the seminars only..
Students that cannot be present during the seminars are expected to be present by means of the Fronter Teleconference tool.
Form(s) of Assessment
Oral exam, individually
Evaluation of Project(s)
Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)
- Oral exam (individual)
- Both parts must be passed
The students are free to choose if they want to complete the project individually or in groups. Every group must have no more than 3 members, and all members of the group must be registered on the same course code. To ensure fairness, course deliverable grading will depend on deliverable quantity, quality and the number of contributing students.
Evaluated by external and internal examiner.
The course litterature will be the documents listed below or similar.
All litterature listed below are available from ISACA (www.isaca.org).
ISACA. The Risk IT Framework. 2009. ISBN 978-1-60420-111-6
ISACA. THE RISK IT PRACTITIONER GUIDE. 2009. ISBN 978-1-60420-116-1
Additional recommended reading
IT Governance Institute. COBIT 4.1. 2007.. ISBN 1-933284-72-2