Henry Lee



SENG460    Practice of Information Security and Privacy (2014)

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 11 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; Logging and Monitoring; Investigations; Ethical Hacking; Application Security; Privacy; Business Continuity Management; Digital Forensics and eDiscovery; and Information Security as a Career.

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 (CLE) Building A202

COURSE OVERVIEW: SENG460 Course Overview Slide

LECTURE MATERIAL: Available here after each lecture.

January 10 Enterprise Security Architecture Glenn Mahoney
January 17 Security Policy and International Standards   Henry Lee
January 24 Security Threat and Risk Assessments Richard Hakim
January 31 Investigations Lance Morgan
February 7 Logging and Monitoring Steven Radin
February 14 Reading Week No Lecture
February 21 Midterm Exam Henry Lee
February 28   Information Security as a Career Andrew Hughes
March 7 Application Security Andrew Law
March 14 Ethical Hacking Eric van Wiltenburg  
March 21 Privacy Jason Eamer-Goult
March 28 Business Continuity Management Graham Bennett
April 4 Digital Forensics and eDiscovery Michael Foltinek
April 16 Final Exam Henry Lee

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. After the submission timeline, the late assignment must be submitted via email to Dr. Lee (henrylee at ece dot uvic dot ca) to verify the timestamp of the submission.

Mid-term exam at the lecture room on Friday, February 21, 2014 (1:30pm-3:30pm, 2 hours)
Topics for mid-term: Enterprise Security Architecture, Security Policy and International Standards, Security Threat and Risk Assessments, Investigations, and Logging and Monitoring.

Final exam: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 (9am-noon, 3 hours)
Location: ECS 108
Topics for final: All except Information Security as a Career

OFFICE HOURS: 11am - noon on Fridays at TBD