Security Engineering – CSCI 612

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

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

Prerequisite

CSCI 501

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.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the various measures needed to secure communication protocols.
  2. Understand and contrast the various forms of authentication and access control.
  3. Explain the concept of multilevel and multilateral security.
  4. Contrast system evaluation and assurance.
  5. Integrate biblical principles within the field of secure software engineering.

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 Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, there will be 4 Discussion Board Forums throughout this course. The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided topic for each forum. 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 Reviews (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 Papers (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.