CYT115 - Security Architecture; OS, Mobile and Network

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Subject Title
Security Architecture; OS, Mobile and Network

Subject Description
This course prepares students to recognize the inherent vulnerabilities with firewalls and the different operating systems whether they are connected or unconnected to the network. Using case studies and real-world events, the students explore the evolution of wired and wireless networks and their impact on the corporate world from both cyber-security and business perspectives. The students will utilize tools and techniques that would help assess risks, threats and vulnerabilities of networked operating systems as well as the security measures that should be put in place to mitigate risks and breaches.  This course also introduces defense strategies against vulnerabilities through exploring the internals of operating systems and network infrastructures.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss operating systems and networking terms and concepts as they apply to various business scenarios.
  2. Configure operating systems and their features to perform a specific task on a company network.
  3.  Describe the operating system architectures and the security considerations related to them in order to identify potential risks resulting from improper configuration.
  4. Apply key approaches to maintaining a secure operation system environment.
  5. Compare the different Wireless, LAN and Internet attack methods to assess their impact on business operations and to determine how to protect against them.
  6. Describe the various wireless and networking protocols and security methods to illustrate their usage and how they can be potentially exploited.
  7. Illustrate network and wireless security best practices and features to improve network and wireless security.
  8. Describe the components, processes and procedures used to implement a trusted wireless and wired network.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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