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IV2022 Security Management 15.0 credits

Level: Advanced

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus IV2022 (Spring 2009–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

• Corporate and IT governance
• Operative risk
• Risk tolerance and risk appetite
• Risk analysis and vulnerability assessment
• Security standards and framework
• Cost/benefit analysis
• Acceptance Criteria
• Education, motivation, ethical considerations and awareness

Intended learning outcomes

When the student has actively participated in the course, the student should be able to:

1. choose and argument for relevant solutions based on specific security requirements

2. analyze and critically review given suggestions for various security solutions

3. based on his/her own assessment integrate different solutions for complex security requirements

4. within a group assignment apply and develop security requirements solutions for international organizations, based on a concrete business case

Course disposition

Lectures  (approx. 20 hours)
Seminars, attendance compulsory  (approx. 15 hours)

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

IV1013 Introduktion till datasäkerhet/Introduction to Computer Security


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  • Alberts, Christopher et al: Managing Infomation Security Risks, Pearson Education Inc., 2002, 0-321-11886-3
  • Stephen P. Robbins: Essentials of Organizational Behavior (Edition: edition 6, 7 or 8), Prentice Hall, 2002, 0-13-035309-4


OECD Guidelines "Towards a Culture of Security" "Criminology in A NutShell" Bologna
The Manual is the Message
"A day in the life of an IT security Officer" 

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 7.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 7.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Project assignment, 50%.
Written exam, 50%.

Other requirements for final grade

The student needs to pass both the project assignment and the written exam. The final course grade is based on the grade of the written exam.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web IV2022

Offered by

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Stewart Kowalski (

Supplementary information

The course includes parts from the course IV2000 "Security Management", 7,5 hp, so the two courses should therefore not be taken together.