LAWS - Cybercrime Legislation and Compliance

Module Title:Cybercrime Legislation and Compliance
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module is delivered within a classroom setting.
Module Aim: To familiarise students with Irish, European, and International legislation of most interest to IT cyber security professionals. To apply governance, risk and compliance security frameworks to an organizations ICT activities.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Critically contrast cybercrime legislation used both locally and internationally.
LO2 Apply principles of cybercrime legislation to case scenarios.
LO3 Apply governance, risk and compliance security frameworks to improve business ICT operations.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Irish Law. European Law. International Law.
Data Protection
Understanding an individual's and organisational's accountability, liability, and responsibility under the Irish Data Protection Acts.
Intellectual Property. Ethics.
Frameworks for Regulatory Compliance ​ Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) ​ International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 27000 series, etc​. Risk Frameworks
ISO/IEC 27014. Information security, cybersecurity and privacy protection — Governance of information security
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project (case study related to taught material). 1,2,3 60.00 Sem 1 End
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3 40.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning Time 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCYB_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Cyber Crime and IT Security 5 Mandatory
CW_KCCYB_D Bachelor of Science in Cybercrime and IT Security 5 Mandatory