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Graduate Studies Calendar 2022-2023 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions I Information Security and Privacy ISEC
Information Security and Privacy ISEC

For more information about these courses, see the Department of Computer Science: science.ucalgary.ca/information-security.

Registration in all courses requires admission to the Graduate Certificate in Network Security, the Graduate Certificate in Software Security, the Graduate Certificate in Data Privacy, or the Master of Information Security and Privacy, or the approval of the Department of Computer Science.

Information Security and Privacy 601       Applied Cryptography
The basics of cryptographic algorithms and protocols including encryption and authentication algorithms and key establishment protocols. Security evaluation in computational and information theoretic settings, and attacks on cryptographic applications and systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Network Security, the Graduate Certificate in Data Privacy, or the Master of Information Security and Privacy.
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Information Security and Privacy 603       Network Security
Review of cryptographic algorithms and protocols used in network security. Network security protocols. Network security architecture. Web and Internet security. Wireless security. Approaches and tools for network intrusion detection and prevention. Traffic analysis and privacy enhancing systems. Applications of artificial intelligence and data analytics. Network system virtualization.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Network Security, the Graduate Certificate in Data Privacy or the Master of Information Security and Privacy.
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Information Security and Privacy 605       System and Application Security
Operating systems security. Software vulnerabilities and their exploits. Malware. Computer system virtualization. Application-level security. Access control models. Identity and access management.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Network Security, the Graduate Certificate in Data Privacy or the Master of Information Security and Privacy.
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Information Security and Privacy 611       Private Data Management
Privacy issues in data collection, analysis and dissemination. Identify and mitigate threats to privacy in various data processing environments. Understand the scope of privacy issues and ethical/legal frameworks. Data anonymization protocols and their applicability.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Network Security, the Graduate Certificate in Data Privacy or the Master of Information Security and Privacy.
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Information Security and Privacy 621       Ethical Hacking Laboratory
Offensive security, including technical and social methods. Legal and ethical frameworks as well as best practices. Automation and tool use, and defensive techniques.
Course Hours:
3 units; (0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Network Security or the Master of Information Security and Privacy.
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Information Security and Privacy 623       Software Security Laboratory
Practices and tools for preventing vulnerabilities in the software development life cycle, including threat modelling, secure coding idioms and secure design patterns, static analyzers for detecting vulnerabilities, fuzzing and other quality assurance practices.
Course Hours:
3 units; (0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Software Security or the Master of Information Security and Privacy.
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Information Security and Privacy 625       Mobile and Smart Device Security Laboratory
Security architecture of common smartphone platforms and Internet-of-Things environments. Selected topics on threat modelling, penetration testing, and security-aware design for smartphones, home automation, wearables, vehicles and industrial control systems.
Course Hours:
3 units; (0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Software Security or the Master of Information Security and Privacy.
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Information Security and Privacy 631       Privacy by Design Laboratory
Identification of privacy-critical components of large software systems. Design of privacy-focused systems. Privacy for data storage and compliance issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; (0-3)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Data Privacy or the Master of Information Security and Privacy.
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Information Security and Privacy 641       Governance and Risk Management
Information security strategy and its alignment with business goals. Business cases for information security investment. Legal and regulatory requirements. Roles and responsibilities in information security management. Security risk assessment and management.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Network Security, the Graduate Certificate in Data Privacy or the Master of Information Security and Privacy.
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Information Security and Privacy 643       Policies, Standards and Programs
Development of security and privacy policies. Policy compliance and enforcement in various legislative frameworks. Policy considerations for social engineering and insider attacks. Information security and privacy standards. Security/privacy awareness and training programs. Development of Privacy Impact Assessments.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Network Security, the Graduate Certificate in Data Privacy or the Master of Information Security and Privacy.
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Information Security and Privacy 645       Incident Management and Forensics
Design and implementation of process for identifying, analyzing and responding to information security incidents. Computer forensics. Organization and management of the incident response and forensics team. Tools and best practices.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Network Security, the Graduate Certificate in Data Privacy or the Master of Information Security and Privacy.
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Information Security and Privacy 651       Topics in Security and Privacy
Advanced topics in information security and privacy.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in in Network Security, the Graduate Certificate in Software Security, the Graduate Certificate in Data Privacy, or the Master of Information Security and Privacy.
Also known as:
(formerly Information Security and Privacy 613)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Information Security and Privacy 681       Information Security and Privacy Capstone
Integration of knowledge and skills by identifying and/or formulating and information security and privacy problem, and devising a solution informed by the latest research in computer science and information security and privacy. The final product of the capstone project will include a substantive, well-researched and professional document, and a presentation of findings.
Course Hours:
6 units; (6-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Information Security and Privacy and consent of the Department.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Information Security and Privacy 691       Information Security and Privacy Internship
Information security and privacy internship at a business or organization.
Course Hours:
6 units; (200 hours)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Information Security and Privacy.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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