Informatics, Social Aspects of Information Security, Second Cycle, 7.5 Credits

A business's information is one of its most important assets. While the technical and regulatory aspects of information security are important, it is acknowledged that considering these are not enough. The course addresses social aspects that have an impact on employees' information security behaviour, such as motivation, values, culture, and neutralisation. Also, the course includes methods and tools, such as awareness and audit programmes, which can be used to change employees' information security behaviour. During the course students will work on identifying potential reasons behind employees' information security behaviour and suggest suitable ways for changing these behaviors.

ECTS Credits

7.5 Credits

Level of education

Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (A1N)


Örebro University School of Business

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: Informatics, Basic Course 30 Credits, 30 Credits at intermediate course level within Informatics and successful completion of at least 15 Credits at advanced course level within Informatics. Alternatively Business Administration, Basic Course, 30 Credits, Business Administration, Intermediate Course, 30 Credits and successful completion of at least 15 Credits at advanced course level within Business Administration. Alternatively 30 Credits within G1N in Computer Science and 45 Credits within G1F in Computer Science. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Selection: Academic points

Course syllabus

Application code: X2813