Security, Confidentiality and Legal Issues (SCLIM)

Course schedule 2001-2002

Tuesdays from 0900-1100 in Lion Gate Postgraduate Centre

Subject to revision

Week no Date Session Topic
29

12th February 2002

1

Introduction

  • Social and ethical concerns
  • Why keep information secure and confidential
  • The role of government, professional bodies, etc.
30

19th February

2

UK and EU legislation

  • Data Protection Act 1984 and 1998
  • Computer Misuse Act 1990
  • EC Directive on Data Protection 1995
31

26th February

3

Cryptography

  • Simple codes
  • Modern cryptographic algorithms
  • Public key encryption techniques
32

5th March

4

Internet security technology

  • Digital signatures/certificate
  • Microsoft and Netscape supported technologies
33

12th March

5

Confidentiality issues in the healthcare sector

  • Caldicott report on the review of patient-identifiable information
  • BMA viewpoint
  • Review of existing NHS database
37

9th April

6

NHS policy and practice on security

  • NHSnet and its Code of Connection
  • Implementing Caldicott recommendations
  • The application of data protection legislation
  • Security in hospital information systems
39

23rd April

7

Computer security

  • Physical security
  • Password security
  • Auditing
  • Data integrity
41

7th May

8 Topic to be decided
42 14th May 9 Topic to be decided
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Final presentations (all day)

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