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TJ093231 TJS8 Special Course: Knowledge Management - Information Security 2–6 ECTS
Organised by
Information Systems Science
Person in charge
Jonna Järveläinen; Tero Päivärinta, Luleå University of Technology
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2015–2016 X

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student is able to explain the concept of knowledge management and its relation to information security. He/She can explain and reflect upon Knowledge Management and its importance in business and how knowledge is created, disseminated and used in a company/an organization. The student is able to conceptualize a model/methodology for interaction between security and knowledge, Security Knowledge Management Systems (SKMS), and describe how it can be used and reflect upon the advantages the use of a model will have. Also the student can conceptualize an Information Security Awareness Program and analyze and reflect upon how companies/organizations can protect and safely share knowledge in a collaborative environment without spreading the information in a way that can harm the organization.


The student will during the course also learn to search for and value sharing of knowledge/research results, and to follow the latest development within different research areas. In this way, the student will identify further individual need to acquire more knowledge on the topics covered by the course. The student’s ability to cooperate and to share knowledge with other students can also be practiced during the execution of assignments.
The course starts with the definition of the central concepts and relations between these concepts. The general aspects of Knowledge Management are also discussed. Added to this is learning of the management of the process in which information and knowledge is used and how to identify and mitigate information security risks related to knowledge sharing. The relations between Knowledge Management and knowledge of security are also discussed, and how knowledge of security can be increased by using a Knowledge Management System.

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures (pre-assignment + presence, 2 cr), literature (reflections on a wiki-based learning diary, 2 cr) and seminar work (report, presentation and reflections, 2 cr).

Contact teaching min 22 hours.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
Study journal / learning diary
  • In English

TJ093232 TJS8 Special course: Knowledge Management - Information Security, lectures, 2cr
TJ093233 TJS8 Special course: Knowledge Management - Information Security, literature, 2cr
TJ093234 TJS8 Special course: Knowledge Management - Information Security, seminar, 2cr


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

4th or 5th year.
Offered in 2015-2016.
The course will be intensive during the time period 14.3.-18.3.2016. You can register for the course starting from February 8th 2016.

Study materials

1. Wilson, Philip. Managing for knowledge Kent, C.T. : Scitech, 2000 (available for free in the Internet)

2. Desouza, Kevin. Managing Knowledge Security, Kogan Page, 2007.

Further information

Only 30 students are selected to this course and students studying the Information Security Management module are prioritized before others. The pre-assignment must be submitted at the beginning of the first class in order to be allowed to take the course.

Belongs to following study modules

Turku School of Economics
Optional courses (MDP in Global IT Management)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Valinnaiset opinnot (Information Systems Science)
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Valinnaiset opinnot (Information Systems Science)
Turku School of Economics
Optional IS courses (MDP in Global IT Management)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Management and Entrepreneurship
Management and Organisation
Information Systems Science