CYT160 - Security for Cloud and Internet of Things

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Subject Title
Security for Cloud and Internet of Things

Subject Description
This course introduces students to cloud computing and the internet of things (IoT). Students will learn about different cloud options such as public and private and their applications in various organizations. They will explore important resources required for architecting an application in the cloud to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. Students will also investigate measures that are needed to mitigate risk in the cloud. Students will develop IoT solutions using sensors and components integration. They will use industry examples to implement IoT solutions in Big Data. Students will work with DevOps tools to shorten the systems development life cycle while delivering features, fixes, and updates frequently in close alignment with business objectives.

Credit Status
One Credit.

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

  1. Describe cloud architecture by comparing different cloud types to choose the right cloud infrastructure to meet business requirements
  2. Assess the known threats, risks, vulnerabilities and privacy issues associated with Cloud based IT services.
  3. Describe the principles for designing and implementing appropriate safeguards and countermeasures for Cloud based IT services to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability.
  4. Assess and monitor resource use of applications in virtualized environments to detect any threat.
  5. Select security architectures that assures secure isolation of physical and logical infrastructures to decrease point of failure.
  6. Use cloud services that meet essential Cloud infrastructure characteristics – to manage on-demand computing, shared resources, elasticity and measuring usage.
  7. Describe the Fundamentals of IoT architectures based on current standards, protocols, and best practices intended for delivering data to cloud and analyzing it in the secure environment.
  8. Evaluate the security and privacy challenges of IoT to find appropriate security/privacy solutions for IoT

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.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.