CIST-206 - Introduction to Computer Security

Minimum Credits: 3 Length: 60 hours Prerequisites: CIST 101 Delivery Method: Blended Cost: $681.87 Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course%20Outlines/CIST206.pdf

In this course students will learn the fundamentals of computer security. Students learn the principles of computer and information security in general and become familiar with the fundamentals of designing a secure system both from a hardware and software point of view. Students will become familiar with security policies, the principles of cryptography, the basics of
authentication, data protection concepts, how access control systems work, and software security. In general, learners will become familiar with the principles, practices, and analysis of developing secure software systems. Additionally, students will learn to recognize several areas of security attacks, examine current security measures and evaluate techniques to enhance existing measures. Students will also learn fundamental principles associated with the current cybersecurity landscape and identify concepts required to recognize and potentially mitigate against enterprise networks as well as mission critical infrastructure. This course will also teach students how to initially setup and configure security zones, authentication, policies on the Palo Alto next generation firewall.