188.312 Organizational Aspects of IT-Security
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to write security policies and security/technical guidelines. They can support CISOs in the implementation of organisational security measures.

Subject of course

In this lecture, organizational aspects of IT-Security are the focus of attention, which includes risk analysis and risk management, application and implementation of information security procedures as well as security policies within corporate government initiatives. The lecture will include several domains of the CISSP certification and enable students to compete this high valued certification after the course. Planned Topics are: # Security Management Practices # Access Control Systems and Methodology # Physical Security # Business Continuity Planning # CobiT # GSHB # ISO 2700x # IT Risk Management

Teaching methods

The course consists of two parts:

One section consists of the practical creation of policies and guidelines. After an introductory lecture, students work on a case study and create the necessary documents. These will be presented at the end.

The second section serves to impart theoretical basics. Students prepare presentations by means of books; during the course the lecturer supplements the textbook knowledge with further background information and practical experience from research and consulting projects.

Mode of examination


Additional information

If you cannot make it to the "Vorbesprechung" please be sure to join the TUWEL course and prepare for the first block. You need to do some work for Block 1!!

Details on meetings and schedule in TUWEL.

ECTS Breakdown (3 ECTS = 75 hours):

  • Lectures (18h)
  • Smaller Assignment & presentation (18h)
  • Case study and project presentation (36h)
  • Exams (optional) (3h)



Course dates

Tue16:00 - 18:0001.10.2019EI 3 Sahulka HS Introduction (together with 188.922, 188.982, 183.222)
Fri09:00 - 11:0011.10.2019 SBA Research, Floragasse 7, 5th floor - MeetingroomIntroduction Weippl
Fri09:00 - 17:0018.10.2019 SBA Research, Floragasse 7, 5th floor - MeetingroomBlock Weippl
Fri16:00 - 20:0008.11.2019EI 3 Sahulka HS ISMS - Stephanitsch
Tue09:00 - 17:0019.11.2019 SBA Research, Floragasse 7, 5th floor - MeetingroomBlock Weippl
Fri15:00 - 21:0006.12.2019EI 3 Sahulka HS ISMS - Stephanitsch

Examination modalities

Presentations and Documents (Policies, Guidelines, etc)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.10.2019 10:00 29.10.2019 23:00 29.10.2019 23:30



Lecture notes for this course are available. CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Shon Harris, Slides and Papers

Previous knowledge

Solid Security Foundations