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


Education ownerMaster of Cyber Security and Privacy
Study BoardStudy Board of Electronics and IT
DepartmentDepartment of Electronic Systems
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design