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Cybersecurity Foundations FSCT 7511

Forensic Investigation Course

Course details

This course is an introduction to cybersecurity, with an emphasis on the fundamental skills needed to design and maintain secure systems. Topics will include access control, logging and monitoring, and hardening systems. The course will also cover the foundations of network communication, and students will be taught the basic scripting skills required to automate key cybersecurity tasks. Through lectures and hands-on labs in a Linux environment, student will learn the foundational skills required to move on to advanced courses in Network Security and Administration. This course is an introduction to cybersecurity, with an emphasis on the fundamental skills needed to design and maintain secure systems. Topics will include access control, logging and monitoring, and hardening systems. The course will also cover the foundations of network communication, and students will be taught the basic scripting skills required to automate key cybersecurity tasks. Through lectures and hands-on labs in a Linux environment, student will learn the foundational skills required to move on to advanced courses in Network Security and Administration.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$836.37

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of FSCT 7511 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90476

Duration

Thu Jan 12 - Thu Apr 06 (13 weeks)

  • 13 weeks
  • CRN 90476
  • $836.37
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Apr 06 Thu 18:00 - 21:45 Burnaby SE12 Rm. 327
Instructor

Bogdan Pirvoaica

Course outline

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Cost

$836.37

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This offering is for students who have been accepted into a Forensics program and it is also exclusively reserved for the Digital Forensic & Cybersecurity PTS COHORT students. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Appropriately set file permissions to protect data on linux systems.
  • Write scripts to extract security information and automate task.
  • Outline how to harden a system by reducing the surface of vulnerability.
  • Enable logs and find basic security issues through log monitoring.
  • Analyze the information in email headers.
  • Detect and identify forged emails.
  • Set up linux iptables firewall.
  • Outline how data moves across networks.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

Related Programs

Cybersecurity Foundations (FSCT 7511) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Advanced Certificate Part-time
  2. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time

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