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ISO27002:2022 explained – Technological controls

In this article, we explain the new ISO 27002:2022 chapter 8 – Technological controls. This covers the controls required to set up and maintain secure technological systems, particularly focusing on secure systems, development and code management. This is the last article in a series of four, each article covering one chapter: organization controls (chapter 5)…

Suzanne Atkins

Evaluating risk management methods for software projects

In order to complete a software project on time, one should do risk management and take the right measures to mitigate all likely risks. Several attempts have been made to identify typical project risks and recommended measures. One of the latest attempts was made by ICTU and NEN, in the standard NPR 5326. Saskia Woortman…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

2020 information science research agenda

At ICT Institute we aim to combine academic research and practical applications. One way we do this, is by selecting topics for information research. Below is the list of topics that we identified as relevant in 2020. For each topic, one or more students from the Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit will write a thesis. A total…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Software project management course 2019

Software Project Management is therefore an important management skill in many organisations. We teach the fundamentals in the course: “software project management” at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In this article we describe the full contents of this course.

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Irresponsible and dangerous: AI specific risks

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is growing up from research into applied technology. The use of AI however comes with many additional risks. These risks go beyond the normal project management risks and many organisations do not have enough knowledge to fully understand these risks. This leads to serious issues for their companies, their customers and society…

Sieuwert van Otterloo