Regulation of IT Security


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is to provide the students with an overview of the legal and institutional framework conditions for cyber security and how they are applied. The course includes relevant national and international legislation and regulation within the area including EU directives and regulations. Focus is on cybercrime, privacy, logging, and problems within digital media, the financial sector and national security.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge on the various kinds of legislation and regulation
  • Must have specific knowledge on legislation concerning cyber security in Denmark and the EU
  • Must have knowledge on legislation and regulation regarding digital media
  • Must have knowledge on the most important organizations within the development of standards and certification regarding cyber security and digital signature


  • Must have skills with respect to detecting problems in cyber security in the financial sector
  • Must have skills in correctly handling sensitive data including personal data taking current legislation into account
  • Must have skills in being able to identify security requirements and solutions with implications for national security
  • Must have skills in being able to include techno-economic considerations in an analysis of technical and organizational solutions in cyber security


  • Must have competences to assess technical solutions in cyber security in light of the specific organizational conditions and legal frameworks
  • Must have competences to include ethical issues in relation to the analysis of a concrete security solution

Type of instruction

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



Name of examRegulation of IT Security
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aidsFind the information about the allowed tools on the exam specification
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 titleRegulering af it-sikkerhed
Module codeESNCYSK3K4
Module typeCourse
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