Course DescriptionThis course introduces fundamental concepts and notions of computer security, focusing on security threats, vulnerabilities, and available defence mechanisms. Students are exposed to ethical hacking, use of hacking methods for computer network vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. Various protection methods will be presented including auditing systems, monitoring techniques, and various Intrusion Detection Processes and technologies used for discovery of hackers and advance notice of cyber threats. Students will apply what they learn in scenario-based projects.
Sample Course Outline
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.
Knowledge of TCP/IP is recommended.
Students must have a Windows or Linux computer operating system; the Apple (Mac) operating system is not supported by this course.
Brampton Location: City of Brampton City Hall, West Tower, 41 George Street South (Room: WT-2A)
- Cybersecurity : Required
- Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Digital Forensics : Required Courses
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) : Electives (select 2)