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FSCT 7511 - Cybersecurity Foundations

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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

$761.13

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 44226

Tue Sep 04 - Tue Oct 16 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Oct 16 Tue/Thu 18:00 - 21:30 BBY SW05 Rm. 2875

Instructor

Andy Scott

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$761.13

Notes

  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Classes held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. If you require department approval for course registration, please contact Julia Dreyer, Program Assistant, Forensics Department (jdreyer@bcit.ca). For details on the textbook required, please check: bcitbookstore.ca/bcit/. For information on Forensics programs and courses, please visit www.bcit.ca/cas/Forensics .
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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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 (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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Fall 2018

Books for Fall 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 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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Hardening Linux
Author Turnbull
Publisher Other Pres
Copyright 2005
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-59059-444-5
Price $46.50
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