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Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Honours Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)

Gain real-world information systems security experience.

For the Winter 2021 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Manage the security lifecycle of computer systems, databases and networks, which includes analysis, design and maintenance.
  • Develop, secure and maintain computer systems and networks to meet user requirements.
  • Use computer architecture and operating systems design principles, and theory of algorithms and data structures in security related projects.
  • Create secure software applications using object-oriented, structured, scripting and low-level programming techniques and software engineering methodologies, which pertain to development, testing and documentation activities.
  • Perform code analysis and testing for security weaknesses.
  • Apply security and threat analysis and auditing procedures and perform security vulnerability assessments.
  • Solve information systems security problems through the development and implementation of security policies and techniques.
  • Implement formal information systems security protocols and methodologies.
  • Evaluate the strength and quality of cryptographic components using cryptographic algorithms and techniques.
  • Perform digital forensics analysis and collect electronic evidence respecting all best practices in the field including proper maintenance of the chain of evidence for investigation purposes.
  • Perform network intrusion detection and penetration testing using software tools that integrate to create an Intrusion Detection System (IDS).
  • Demonstrate professionalism and the highest ethical standards and criteria in their professional practice.
  • Reframe information, ideas, and concepts using narrative, visual, numerical and symbolic representations.
  • Communicate effectively in a format appropriate to the needs of diverse audiences and subject matter.