KYBS3042 Trends in Cyber Security (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Information Technology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024



The course "Trends in Cyber Security" aims to provide knowledge, introduce key themes and basic concepts from the information security discipline. The course is theme-based, and each week we will cover a different theme, such as, cyber-bullying, cyber-disinformation, cyber-scamming, etc. Students will be expected to attend/watch lectures, undertake the assignments, and read from the key texts recommended for the course.

Completion methods

The course contains lectures, case exercises, quizzes, presentations, and then a final exam. To complete the course the students need to: 

  • Attend/watch the lectures; 
  • Complete the online quizzes and case study;
  • Complete final examination. 
The case exercises are real life cyber security attacks that have serious implications on the well-being of our society. In groups of 3-to-6 (depending on the number of participants), the students will choose a real life case and study it in depth. The presentation will be about the student’s own assessment of the case and recommendations for how to deal with future attacks of similar nature. 
Assessment details

Online quizzes & case presentation (50%) + final exam (50%)

Learning outcomes

This course complements the Information Security Management course (TJTSM51) by studying contemporary cyber security threats that are not directly targeting the organization's information assets. The students will develop both theoretical and practical understanding of the techniques used in the selected cyber security topics. The students will gain knowledge and understanding of key countermeasures that could make cyberspace a safer environment.

Description of prerequisites

This course assumes that you have already completed your bachelor’s studies and you are currently doing your master’s or doctoral studies. Although not a prerequisite, it is recommended you have already completed the Information Security Management course (TJTSM51).   

Study materials

Study materials will be a combination of academic articles and other materials available online, including, industry reports, news articles, and online videos. 

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
No published teaching