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CyberSecurity & Management

The dissertation for MSc Cyber Security and Management must:

  1. address a research question directly relating to cyber security AND
  2. demonstrate understanding of the particular issues around conducting research in the cyber domain AND
  3. conduct research in the cyber domain in an appropriate manner.

In the context of the specific cyber security project undertaken, paying particular attention to the special circumstances surrounding cyber security research, one sixth of the dissertation final mark will be based on evidence of at least 15 credits (150 hours) productive activity yielding deep understanding in three of the cyber security skills groups listed below:

  • Policy, Strategy, Awareness and Audit
  • Legal and Regulatory Environment
  • Risk Assessment and Management
  • Security Architecture
  • Secure Development
  • Control Systems
  • Information Assurance Methodologies
  • Security Testing
  • Secure Operations Management and Service Delivery
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Incident Management
  • Forensics
  • Business Continuity Planning and Management

The student will identify in their dissertation submission, which skills groups are being addressed in depth. This skills group component will receive an overall one sixth weighting when determining the final dissertation grade. The residual five sixths weighting will be derived from the generic dissertation assessment criteria.