Enterprise and IT Security

Der fortgeschrittene Master-Studiengang Enterprise and IT Security (ENITS) öffnet Türen und hilft auf dem Weg zur Führungsposition im Bereich IT-Sicherheit.



Ethics and EU-Law


Ability to work scientifically (Literature study, presentation)

Teaching methods Lecture/Seminar
Learning target / Competences

After successful participation in the course students shall be able to:

  • understand and analyse ethical dilemmas in computer science.
  • derive a qualified judgement on the matter.
  • defend said judgement in discussions.


  • understand the respective legal provisions and evaluate the consequences therefrom for companies.
  • understand what kind of legal measures exist to check the security of IT systems.
  • understand the legal requirements in other areas of law that pertain to IT security, especially data protection laws, labor laws and contract laws.
Duration 1
SWS 4.0
Classes 60
Individual / Group work: 120
Workload 180
ECTS 6.0
Credits and grades

oral presentation (RE, Ethics) and written exam, 60 min. (K60, Law)

Responsible person

Prof. Dr. Erik Zenner

Recommended semester 1
Frequency Every 2nd sem.

M+I805: Topics like anonymity, privacy, hacking, whistleblowing, computer crime, espionage, Big Data, autonomy, artificial intelligence a.s.o. show the diversity of ethical questions that any expert on IT security will be faced with in his professional life.

M+I806: High level of relevance for anybody who aims at a career in IT and/or IT security



Type Seminar
Nr. M+I805
SWS 2.0

- theoretical foundations of ethics
- current topics in computer ethics: Facts and ethical evaluation


Recent case studies and papers will be announced at the beginning of the course


Type Vorlesung
Nr. M+I806
SWS 2.0
  • legal and organizational consequences of the NIS Directive
  • explanation of the legal situation in certain other countries in and beyond the EU
  • related topics from the data protection
  • related topics from other areas of law



NIS Directive, German IT Security Act, including regulations derived therefrom