Henry Lee



SENG460    Practice of Information Security (2011)

This is a course offered as part of the Bachelor of Software Engineering (BSEng) program.

This course is designed to address important issues to implement security in the corporate environment and deals with advanced topics in information security management. It is assumed that students have fundamental knowledge of information security.

The course consists of 11 topics in information security and is delivered by 12 security practitioners from government and industry. The topics of the course include Enterprise Security Architecture; Information Security Policy and International Standards; Security Threat and Risk Assessments; Monitoring; Investigations; Digital Forensics; Ethical Hacking; Physical and Environmental Security; Business Continuity Management; Privacy; and Careers in Information Security.

Each lecture contains a case study chosen from examples in the field. In each case study, a problem is described and students are asked to build their solutions to the problem either cooperatively or individually. The result of the case study should be summarized individually, developed further, and submitted to Dr. Lee as an assignment. It is encouraged to incorporate further findings into the assignment.

The course pack is available at the Bookstore.

COURSE OUTLINE: SENG460 Course Outline

LECTURE ROOM: Clearihue Building (CLE) A308

LECTURE MATERIAL: Available here after each lecture.

September 9 Enterprise Security Architecture Doug Steele
September 16 Security Policy and International Standards   Henry Lee
September 23 Monitoring Steven Radin
September 30 Security Threat and Risk Assessments Richard Hakim
October 7 Investigations Lance Morgan and Peter Smith  
October 14 Digital Forensics and eDiscovery Michael Foltinek
October 21 Midterm Exam Henry Lee
October 28 Careers in Information Security Andrew Hughes
November 4 Business Continuity Management Graham Bennett
November 11 Reading Week/Remembrance Day No Lecture
November 18   Privacy Jason Eamer-Goult
November 25 Ethical Hacking Eric van Wiltenburg
December 2 Physical and Environmental Security Susan Bedwell

ASSIGNMENTS: All assignment deliverables must be submitted to Dr. Lee's ECE Dept. mailbox in EOW 448 by 4:30 p.m. on the due date (the following Friday after each lecture). A 1% deduction in the overall assignment mark will be made for each day a given deliverable is late.

Mid-term exam at the lecture room on Friday, October 21, 2011 (1:30pm-3:30pm, 2 hours)
Topics for mid-term: Enterprise Security Architecture, Security Policy and International Standards, Monitoring, Security Threat and Risk Assessments, Investigations, Digital Forensics and eDiscovery.

Final exam at ECS 130 on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 (9am-noon, 3 hours)
Topics for final: All except Careers in Information Security

OFFICE HOURS: 11am - noon on Fridays at EOW 309