SEC220 - Introduction to System Security

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Subject Title
Introduction to System Security

Subject Description
With the ever-expanding of digital world, cyberattacks are an evolving danger to organizations, employees and consumers. This course provides the technical foundation required to understand the security concerns faced by network administrators, technical support staff and end users in today's data communications environments. Current security solutions that address issues such as secure network deployments, access controls, security breaches and malicious attacks will be examined through a combination of lectures and hands-on labs.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

·       Describe basic concepts of security and its key facets to understand security needs of an organization.
·       Identify threats and vulnerabilities of computer systems and networks to assess attack vectors.
·       Recognize different type of network-based attacks to prevent potential attacks against organization.
·       Utilize cryptography in cyber-security to protect user data.
·       Determine various network security needs including data/host security, and access control to safeguard against unauthorized access.
·       Apply diverse types of networking devices to enhance organization’s network security.
.       Create a secure network architecture through network technologies and devices to improve organization's security posture. 

Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

    •  Execute mathematical operations accurately.

    •  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

    •  Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

    •  Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

    •  Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

    •  Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

    •  Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

    •  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.