Security and Privacy in Organisational Systems


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective is to give the course participants knowledge, skills and competencies to be able to analyse a selected company IT system, focusing on either security or privacy weaknesses.

Furthermore, the project contains a small module on Problem Based Learning (PBL) and Scientific methods.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about security and privacy weaknesses and vulnerability in the company IT systems
  • Must have knowledge about risks and risk assessment in organisational systems
  • Must have knowledge about basic principals in PBL and POPBL
  • Must have knowledge about scientific methods relevant for the education  


  • Must be able to use the methods and theories from the courses in the trimester on specific company cases
  • Must be able to create a plan for testing a selected system and assessing methods for eliminating the vulnerabilities


  • Must have competencies to asses security and privacy vulnerabilities in the organisational systems and identify cyber security and privacy needs of an organization
  • Must have competencies to analyse  a specific case, identify vulnerabilities and come up with a mitigation plan/strategy
  • Must have the competency to assess and select relevant scientific and technical literature within the various subject areas of cyber security and privacy
  • Must have competencies to work in groups and to write an academic report using relevant scientific methods.

Type of instruction

Types of instruction are listed at the start of §17; Structure and contents of the programme.



Name of examSecurity and Privacy in Organisational Systems
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleSikkerhed og privacy i organisatoriske systemer
Module codeESNMCSPM1P1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design