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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

Fall 2018

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

CRN 42508

Mon Sep 10 - Mon Dec 10 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 10 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 371

Instructor

Steven Overland

Course Outline

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval. No class October 8 (Thanksgiving) or November 12 (Remembrance Day).

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

In Progress and Full

CRN 45002

Thu Sep 13 - Thu Dec 06 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Dec 06 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 322

Instructor

Karim Lalji

Course Outline

Cost

$599.00

Notes

  1. No registration is permitted after the course has started without department approval. No class September 27.

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

In Progress and Full

Winter 2019

Below are two offerings of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 83069

Tue Jan 08 - Tue Apr 02 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Apr 02 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 371

Instructor

Farshad Abasi

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. No class for one date (TBD).

CRN 85281

Thu Jan 10 - Thu Apr 04 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Apr 04 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 321

Instructor

Karim Lalji

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. No class March 14.

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

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Fall 2018

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BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore

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Security In Computing
Author Pfleeger
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2015
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-13408-504-3
Price $151.50
Optional

Winter 2019

Books for Winter 2019 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.

Image not available
Security In Computing
Author Pfleeger
Publisher Pearson
Copyright 2015
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-13408-504-3
Price $151.50
Optional

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