School of Computer Science

Module 06-28215 (2016)

Anonymity, Privacy and Cybercrime

Level 4/M

David Galindo Semester 2 10 credits
Co-ordinator: David Galindo
Reviewer: Mark Ryan

The Module Description is a strict subset of this Syllabus Page.


This module will describe to students what kinds of cyber-crime are most common. It will also look at how cyber-crime can be stopped and people can protect themselves. This will include privacy protection and anonymity systems.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:

  1. Describe approaches and technologies for malware detection and prevention.
  2. Identify privacy risks on proposed and existing systems.
  3. Propose solutions taking account both of security and privacy concerns.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of cybercrime and appropriate responses.



Teaching methods

2 hr lectures

Contact Hours:



Sessional: Examination (80%) Continuous Assessment (20%)

Supplementary (where allowed): Exam (100%)

Detailed Syllabus

Not applicable

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