Singapore University of Social Sciences

Managing Information Security and Privacy

Applications Open: 01 April 2019

Applications Close: 16 June 2019

Next Available Intake: July 2019

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course, SkillsFuture Series

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1312 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Business Administration

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture


With the prevalence of Information Technology (IT) in business, government and social settings, it is important to understand the potential security and privacy threats of IT. BUS369 Managing Information Security and Privacy introduces security and privacy issues in relation to IT. As the fundamentals of information security and privacy management is grounded in ethics, the course syllabus lays a foundation in ethics, upon which information security and privacy management topics are introduced.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done MAINLY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. This is supplemented with SOME face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, this will be administered on-campus.


  • Introduction to Information Security and Privacy
  • Planning for Security
  • Contingency planning
  • Information Security Policies
  • Developing Security Programmes
  • Security Management Models
  • Security Management Practices
  • Risk Management
  • Protection Mechanisms
  • Information security laws
  • Ethics for information age
  • Information privacy

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the importance of managing information security and privacy in an organization
  • Formulate information security plans
  • Design information security policies
  • Develop security programs
  • Appraise security management models
  • Recommend security management practices
  • Assess the risk for information assets
  • Appraise information security protection mechanisms
  • Identify laws that relate to the practice of information security
  • Critique how issues of ethics and privacy affect information security in organizations
  • Show interpersonal skills and knowledge of effective team work
  • Demonstrate communication proficiency
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