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COMP 3704 - Applied IT Security Fundamentals

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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)

COMP 1002 or equivalent knowledge.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$599.00

Winter 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2018 term.

CRN 85281

Fri Jan 12 - Fri Apr 06 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Apr 06 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 322

Instructor

Karim Lalji

Course Outline

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. *(A)* HOLIDAY: No class Mar 30 (Easter) *(B)* REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 83069

Tue Jan 23 - Tue Apr 10 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 23 - Apr 10 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 300

Instructor

Farshad Abasi

Course Outline

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. *(A)* REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval. *(B)* The start and end dates have changed from January 9 – March 27 to January 23 – April 10.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

Spring/Summer 2018

Below are two offerings of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 63982

Mon Apr 09 - Thu May 17 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - May 17 Mon/Thu 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 372

Instructor

Steven Overland

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. REGISTRATION: No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

Sneak Preview

CRN 65330

Fri Apr 13 - Fri Jul 06 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 13 - Jul 06 Fri 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 322

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no class on Friday, May 11, 2018.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Feb 21 at 9:00 am (PST)

Sneak Preview

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

COMP 3704 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Data Analytics
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Applied Network Administration and Design
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

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Winter 2018

Books for Winter 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

Security in Computing (5th Edition)
Author Charles P. Pfleeger, Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, Jonathan Margulies
Publisher Prentice Hall
Copyright 2015
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-13408-504-3
Price $151.50
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Spring/Summer 2018

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