SEC835 - Security in Databases and Web Applications

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Subject Title
Security in Databases and Web Applications

Subject Description
This subject focuses on security issues related to data and databases, along with techniques for secure system design, secure program design and security testing. In particular, the subject reviews practical security mechanisms and solutions, such as identity and access management, cryptography, secure communications and secure web applications. Students will learn about the security threats, software vulnerabilities and hacker attacks that are commonly implemented against commercial applications, including SQL injection, Cross-Site Scripting and Denial of Service.

Credit Status
1 credit in the DAD program.

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

  •     Explain the current security requirements in IT industry with respect to database security and application security
  •     Identify security threats including the major types of attacks
  •     Explain threat modeling as the basis of secure application design and software vulnerability assessment
  •     Understand the principles of secure application architecture
  •     Explain secure programming techniques that are language independent
  •     Understand how to avoid common security flaws in source code
  •     Explain security issues related to logging and system failure
  •     Explain basic terms and definitions for Cryptography
  •     Explain security issues related to IAM (Identity Access Management)
  •     Understand issues related to secure communication protocols and secure web applications
  •     Understand database security
  •     Understand security issues on client side (end users)

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