INFEF-AD Information Security

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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COMM-1159Building Working Relationships
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Students will learn to share technical information in written and spoken form to individuals with varying levels of technical knowledge. Learners will improve their communication and interpersonal skills so that they can collaborate and network to keep their technical expertise up to date and to find solutions. Students will practice presentation skills and will learn to conduct security training sessions. Productivity software will be used to format documents properly and to illustrate data in a way that enhances technical reports.

COMM-2159Professional Communications
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Students will further develop their abilities to convey technical information to various audiences in verbal and written form, with a focus on using persuasive language. They will also learn to document processes to preserve and share information. They will practice providing feedback to team members, resolving conflicts, mentoring others and teaching people about security best practices.

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PDEV-1100Professional Development 1
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Learn and practice skills, attitudes, and behaviours that will help you to succeed in your professional career. You will reflect on your past and current learning so that you can confidently write about and discuss your skills and experiences. You will examine the role of culture on your personal and professional interactions. Most class time will be dedicated to group and class discussions.

PDEV-2100Professional Development 2
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You will improve your ability to confidently describe your skills in written and verbal form so that you can clearly convey your abilities to people in your network such as potential employers or clients.  You will also continue to develop your intercultural, interpersonal, and academic skills through activities and discussions which encourage introspection, reflection, and teamwork.

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PDEV-3100Professional Development 3
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Learn professional skills that will help you to succeed in your career. Reflect on yourself and your relationship with others, including your peers, in order to develop your self-awareness. Practice self-management skills such as prioritizing, time management, goal setting, and self-motivation. You will analyze case studies to learn more about giving and receiving feedback and managing conflict in the workplace. You will further enhance the ePortfolio which you developed in previous Professional Development courses.

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PROJ-2015Project Management for Information Technology
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This course is a detailed study of project management techniques and issues related to the field of information technology with specific attention to addressing the challenges surrounding software development projects. Using methodologies defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the course examines the initiation, planning, control, and closure of projects within the highly dynamic framework of iterative and incremental development methodologies, including agile approaches. Major areas of focus will involve management of communications, human resources, time, procurement, financials, risk, and quality with a guiding principle to deliver results that meet deadlines, budgets, and stakeholder exceptions.

PROJ-2022Information Security Industry Project
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SECU-1005Security Fundamentals
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Students will learn the terminology and concepts necessary to be successful in the field of Information Security. Industry specific standards and regulations will be examined. Students will also explore the different roles and certifications that encompass this industry.

SECU-1006Cryptography
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Students will learn various aspects of cryptography as it relates to Information Systems. Students will see basic cryptographic algorithms and examples and learn modern one-way encryption and key based cryptographic communication and storage. They will implement various types of encryption on systems with the goal of benchmarking performance versus security.

SECU-1007Implementing Security Hardware 1
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Students will be prepared to implement hardware security in the network. Focusing on Unified Threat Management (UTM) devices, students will learn how to properly design and implement security architecture and controls. Students will also learn how to implement security management and analytics to monitor the effectiveness of their installation.

SECU-1009Malware Analysis
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Students will learn how to recognize and classify malware, analyze payloads and implement mitigation. Students will see basic malware examples and delivery systems. Students will develop necessary skills to use malware analysis software.

SECU-1010Network Infrastructures
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This course will provide the students with the knowledge to design and implement networking infrastructures. A focus will be placed on securing the network from the inception of the design process. This knowledge will be a foundation for courses in subsequent semesters that will enhance network security with more detailed security design and implementation of network infrastructures.

SECU-1011Practical Linux and Python
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This course will provide the skills to install, configure and use an instance of Linux in a virtualized environment, with the goal of having the necessary skills to deploy and use Linux for typical information security activities. Further, students will obtain an understanding of modifying and creating the python scripts that are necessary to automate many information security activities.

SECU-2001Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing
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Students will learn how to conduct a vulnerability assessment using relevant analysis tools. They will also learn to analyze security events and search for and identify anomalies. Usage of penetration testing tools will also be taught to perform the appropriate tests. Students will then create a penetration report from the results of the testing.

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SECU-2002Web Server Security
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This course introduces students to a wide range of security topics such as how website attacks occur and who is attacking. Students will implement cryptography, web security, and understand web exploits. Emphasis will be on real world examples of vulnerabilities and how they will be exploited, as well as how to create more secure web servers and web sites.

SECU-2007Implementing Security Hardware 2
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This course continues from Implementing Security Hardware 1. Students will expand on their knowledge by evaluating and refining their security hardware infrastructure designs. Students will also learn how to protect web and mail services and implement secure wireless networks.

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SECU-2008Security Risk Management
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Information security risks to organizations and infrastructures will be examined. Students will develop detailed risk analyses, assessments, produce mitigation solutions, and develop policies and procedures needed to help mitigate risk. Case studies, risk management frameworks and practical real-world examples will be used to help students identify, understand and mitigate against risk.

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SECU-3001Incident Response/Forensics
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Students will conduct forensic investigations by learning to analyze forensic artifacts and data. A number of tools will be covered to assist in the investigation, such as event management tools, forensic tools and reverse engineering tools. Students will also learn how to respond to incidents and guide remediation.

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SECU-3008Security Management
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Students will learn the four major areas of security management: information security governance, information risk management, information security program development and management, and information security incident management. These topics will be covered from a management perspective to effectively oversee an organization's security environment.

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WRKE-2002Information Security Co-op Work Experience
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