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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.

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.