Security Strategy, Laws, Policies, and Implementation

Cyber Security

Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning
Class Room
Unit Code
Level 4
Distance Learning Fee
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Total Fee £1600

£2360 (£1600 during the tuition waiver period)

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Course Overview

Knowing how to build a cyber defense strategy, what legal tools require consideration, how policies can be written and embedded, are all vital ingredients to successful in-house cyber security practices.

In this unit the learner will bring together knowledge acquired from previous units and build on this in relation to developing plausible strategic plans, executive buy-in and legal compliance. Key questions and challenges are posed: What is ‘strategy’ and what can a ‘cybersecurity’ strategy’ look like? How do we achieve senior-level buy-in? How do we monitor and safeguard compliance, particularly if our operations are dispersed across a multinational environment? What are the key legal requirements and industry standards that can assist and enhance our cyber security strategies and practices?

Course Content



  • Definition
  • Intended, Emergent, and Realized Strategies
  • Strategic Planning as a Process
  • Purpose of a Strategies

 Strategic Management

  • Definition
  • Strategic Management Process
  • Cyber Security Strategy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Information Security Management

Cyber Security

  • What is Cyber Security ?
  • Cyber Security strategy
  • Buy-in in Relation to Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security Plan
  • Subsection

Legislation and Industry Standards

  • Cyber Security Laws
  • The Computer Misuse Act 1990(CMA)
  • The Data Protection Act 1998(DPA0
  • The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000(RIPA)
  • Cybersecurity Standards

Key Training and accreditation Schemes Relating to Cyber Security

  • Materials and Methods
  • Cyber Essentials Scheme
  • Cybersecurity Awareness Training
  • Cyber Security Training

Information Security

  • Information Security
  • Components of Information System
  • Another layer of Protection
  • Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability – The CIA Triad

Cybersecurity Risk Management and PDCA(Plan-Do-Check-Act)

  • Cybersecurity Risk Management
  • Understanding PDCA
  • Digital Risk Management

Cybersecurity Assurance

  • Auditing and Reviewing Cybersecurity
  • Audit Objectives
  • What is a Cyber Security audit ?
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1. Understand the concept of strategy, strategic management, planning and buy-in in relation to cyber security

  1. Assess the value of strategic management and planning as applied to information security and cyber-enabled business environments

2.  Understand how legislation, formal industry standards, training and accreditations support cyber security

  1. Evaluate key legislation and industry standards that impact and assist cyber security planning
  2. Assess the key training and accreditation schemes relating to cyber security

3.  Understand how to implement Plan, Do, Check and Act security and risk management policies

  1. Assess how to design, monitor, implement and continuously improve policies in relation to cyber and information risk business environments

4.  Understand the future legal and technical environment and the impact on cyber security planning and digital

  1. Investigate the approaches of large influential countries in the information security domain
  2. Discuss relevant national/international regulatory and standards relating to cyber security environments

5.  Understand how to plan and design a security audit for a cyber network

  1. Design security plans that reflect the legal and political environment
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


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  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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