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COMP 3704 - Applied IT Security Fundamentals

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

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

$615.70 - $625.70 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 42508

Mon Sep 14 - Mon Dec 07 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Dec 07 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery

Instructor

Steven Overland

Course Outline

Cost

$615.70

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program declaration___. Late registration is not permitted. No class on October 12 (Thanksgiving).

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 45002

Thu Sep 24 - Thu Dec 10 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 24 - Dec 10 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY Online Delivery

Instructor

Karim Lalji

Course Outline

Cost

$625.70

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program declaration___. Late registration is not permitted. The start date has been changed from Sept 17 to Sept 24. The new dates are Sept 17 – Dec 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

Winter 2021

Below are three offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 85281

Thu Jan 07 - Thu Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Karim Lalji

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$625.70

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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CRN 88356

Mon Jan 11 - Mon Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 29 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Steven Overland

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$615.70

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online. Class is in session on February 15 (Family Day).

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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CRN 83069

Tue Jan 12 - Tue Mar 30 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Mar 30 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

Farshad Abasi

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$615.70

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.

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This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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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 2020

Books for Fall 2020 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.

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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

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby 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 2021

No information on books is currently available for Winter 2021 offerings of this course.

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