Security Engineering – CSCI 612

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course covers issues related to validation and verification of the security of the software.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course is part of the Cyber Security graduate degree program. This course provides a guide to software security, ranging far beyond secure coding to outline rigorous processes and practices for managing system and software operations. This course presents standards and practices related to key activities such as threat and risk evaluation, assurance cases, and adversarial testing.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, there will be 4 Discussions throughout this course. The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided topic for each discussion. Each thread must be 350 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150 words.

Article Review Assignments (3)

The student will write a 750-word article review paper in current APA format that focuses on security engineering. The paper must include at least 7 reference in addition to the course textbook and the Bible.

Research Paper Assignments (2)

Topic Proposal and Outline

The student will write at least 3–4 bullets with 1–2 sentences per bullet that focus on security engineering. The paper must include at least 7 references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible.

Final Submission

The student will write a 2,750–3,250-word research-oriented paper in current APA format that focuses on security engineering. The paper must include at least 7 references in addition to the course textbook and the Bible.