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FSCT 7511 - Cybersecurity Foundations

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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

$801.82

Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 44226

Thu Oct 08 - Thu Nov 19 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 08 - Nov 19 Tue/Thu 18:00 - 21:30 BBY Online Delivery

Instructor

Bogdan Pirvoaica

Course Outline

Cost

$801.82

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. 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: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics. NOTE: This is a BYOD (bring your own device) class. Please bring a laptop that meets or exceeds the following requirements: • 2 CPU cores • 8 GB of RAM (require at least 3 GB available to be assigned to a virtual machine) • 20 GB of free disk space • We will be installing VMWare Player in class and running an CentOS based guest (if you plan on using a MAC you will need to purchase and install a copy of VMware Fusion prior to the first class)

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In Progress and Full

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

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

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