SEC835 - Security in Databases and Web Applications

Outline information
Semester
Schools offering this subject
Last revision date Mar 29, 2021 10:25:17 AM
Last review date Mar 29, 2021 10:25:59 AM

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)

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

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.