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Applied IT Security Fundamentals COMP 3704

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

Course details

IT security is growing area with several domains including both information security and network security. This course replaces COMP 3705 which covered both information security and network security. COMP 3704 will provide a more in depth overview of key topics in information security only and is one of the prerequisites for COMP 4704 Applied Network Security. IT professionals across multiple sectors from software development, database, web, mobile and networks will benefit from the material covered. This hands-on course is led by local industry experts who will share their knowledge and best practices for securing computer systems. Students will complete labs and exercises to experience applied IT security and gain a practical knowledge. Topics will include: security awareness, risk mitigation and control administration, data and application security, cryptography, attack techniques, penetration testing, vulnerability assessment, incident response, disaster recovery, and forensic analysis. In addition, information handling best practices, privacy and regulatory issues are discussed. Upon completion of this course, successful participants will be aware of best practices in IT security and how to implement secure information systems. Network related aspects of IT security are covered in the follow-on course, COMP 4704 “Applied Network Security".

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$614.38

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of COMP 3704 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 42508

Duration

Mon Sep 12 - Mon Dec 05 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 42508
  • $614.38
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Dec 05 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Instructor

Steven Overland

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$614.38

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 36 hours synchronous online classes. Late registration is not permitted. No class on October 10 (Thanksgiving).
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe IT Security risks.
  • Discuss security mitigation strategies and implementations.
  • Assess risk involved with integration of systems and networks with 3rd parties and apply required controls.
  • Develop corporate IT security awareness plans and training.
  • Secure data throughout its life-cycle in various environments.
  • Apply host hardening best practices.
  • Recognize common application IT security issues and apply appropriate controls.
  • Describe key cryptography concepts and know when to apply them.
  • Apply public key cryptography and related infrastructure to achieve security goals.
  • Recognize common attack vectors such as social engineering.
  • Secure an IT system using authentication, authorization and access control technologies.
  • Plan and implement physical and environmental security.
  • Conduct penetration testing and vulnerability assessments.
  • Implement a disaster recovery plan, incident response and forensic procedures.
  • Apply security controls to desktop, server, mobile, and embedded systems.

Effective as of Fall 2015

Related Programs

Applied IT Security Fundamentals (COMP 3704) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Computer Applications (ACA)
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Applied Data Analytics
    Certificate Part-time
  3. Applied Network Administration and Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  4. Computer Systems
    Diploma Part-time

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