IT Security (ISE542) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
IT Security ISE542 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to explain the threats and vulnerabilities present in the existing information systems. The course also introduces how to design and implement secure systems that will address the threats.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Describe the basic terms and concepts for IT security
  • Prepare plans for IT security
  • Develop IT security policies and programs
  • Recognize international security management models
  • Produce practical security solutions
  • Manage IT security risks
  • Attain knowledge about personnel security and ethics
Course Content Introduction to IT security, security plans, security policies, security models: TCSEC, common criteria, ISE/IEC 27000, CIBIT, ITIL; security risk assessment and management; security solutions; IT services and security; personnel security; ethics in IT security.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to IT security Chapter 1
2 Planning for security Chapter 2, 3
3 IT security policy Chapter 4
4 Developing security program Chapter 5
5 Security models and practices Chapter 6, 7
6 Information security management systems Instructor notes
7 Information security management systems Instructor notes
8 Information security management systems Instructor notes
9 Risk management Chapter 8, 9
10 Risk management Chapter 8, 9
11 Security solutions Chapter 10
12 Security solutions Chapter 10
13 Personnel security Chapter 11
14 Ethics in IT security Chapter 12
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Management of Information Security, M.E.Whitman, H.J.Mattord, Course Technology Cengage Learning, 2010, ISBN: 978-0-8400-3160-0
Other Sources 2. Computer forensics and cyber-crime, Britz M., Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0132447495, 2008.
3. Introduction to Computer Security, Bishop Matt, Addison-Wesley, Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN: 0-321-24744-2, 2005.
4. Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice, W. Stallings, 4/E, Prentice-Hall, 2006.
5. Security in Computing (3rd edition), Charles P. Pfleeger and Shari L. Pfleeger, Prentice-Hall, ISBN: 0-13-035548-8, 2003.
6. ISO/IEC 27001 Information Technology – Security Techniques – Information Security Management Systems – Requirements, 2005.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and subjects specific to the computer engineering discipline; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas to complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying proper analysis and modeling techniques for this purpose.
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to develop, select and utilize modern techniques and tools essential for the analysis and determination of complex problems in computer engineering applications; the ability to utilize information technologies effectively. X
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex engineering problems or research topics specific to the computer engineering discipline.
6 The ability to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Effective oral and writen communication skills in Turkish; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
8 The knowledge of at least one foreign language; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
9 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology.
10 The ability to behave according to ethical principles, awareness of professional and ethical responsibility; X
11 Knowledge of the standards utilized in software engineering applications X
12 Knowledge on business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; X
13 Awareness about entrepreneurship, innovation
14 Knowledge on sustainable development
15 Knowledge on the effects of computer engineering applications on the universal and social dimensions of health, environment and safety; X
16 Awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions
17 An ability to describe, analyze and design digital computing and representation systems.
18 An ability to use appropriate computer engineering concepts and programming languages in solving computing problems.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 15 45
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 175