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An introduction to information security

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Headline news scares about stolen or missing data are becoming a frequent occurrence. This free course, An introduction to information security, discusses the importance of protecting information. Organisations are relying more and more heavily on computers to store sensitive corporate and customer information and this OpenLearn course gives an overview of information security management systems.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • select appropriate techniques to tackle and solve problems in the discipline of information security management
  • understand why security and its management are important for any modern organisation
  • understand how an information security management system should be planned, documented, implemented and improved, according to the BSi standard on information security management.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 55 hours
  • Updated Tuesday 31st May 2016
  • Advanced level
  • Posted under Computing and ICT
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An introduction to information security

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Information security underpins the commercial viability and profitability of enterprises of all sizes and the effectiveness of public sector organisations. This free course, An introduction to information security, begins by explaining why information security and its management are important for any modern organisation. The course continues by examining the value that can be placed on information as an organisational asset. The protection of information assets is the subject of the BSi standard on information security management, and the course goes on to explain how an information security management system should be planned, documented, implemented and improved, according to the standard. This course is based on readings from the book IT Governance: A Manager's Guide to Data Security & BS 7799/ISO 177799 (2nd edition) by Alan Calder and Steve Watkins (Kogan Page, 2003). (Note: This book is now in 3rd edition). In order to study this free course you will need to buy this book. You will also need to pay if you want access to the British Standard (mentioned above) using British Standards Online.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course M811 Information security [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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