SEC703 - Advanced Security

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Subject Title
Advanced Security

Subject Description
This subject will introduce students techniques to combat computer and network intrusions. Students will learn how to manage situations prior to being attacked as well as how to deal with the effects of attacks on their system. This course will also expose students to information gathering from compromised systems and how to prepare documentation that will record all aspects of their computer and network system. Students will build and maintain their own secure networks in this hands-on one semester course.

Credit Status
1 credit in the CNS / CTY program.

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

  •     Students will be able to systematically deal with attacks through documentation and planning
  •     Students will use management skills to create a secure system and demonstrate how to encourage users to maintain that security
  •     Students will demonstrate ability to design and maintain a secure network for internal and external situations
  •     Students will understand and demonstrate the requirements needed to deal with management in regards to security
  •     Students will learn how to deal with system attacks from both internal and external sources

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.

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.