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Software and Information Systems Security


CraftAcademy
Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

Digitalization leads to heightened exposure to cyber-attacks, and Cyber Security Specialists has become one of the most mission critical roles in many industries. The number and frequency of cyber attacks is steadily on the rise and cyber criminals are becoming even more sophisticated. Achieving a secure infrastructure requires that it is designed, built and operated by people who understand the threats, know the security requirements and have the skills to build and operate secure systems in general. The demand for employees with cybersecurity training is higher than ever.

About this course

Software and Information Systems Security is the third part of the 6 part Cyber Security Specialist Programme. Security vulnerabilities in software are typically caused by programmers or teams with inadequate skills in secure software development. In this course, we will cover how to implement technical controls to prevent software vulnerabilities. We will focus on common insecure coding practices and examine how these can be addressed to make secure applications.

What you'll learn

  • Understand the vulnerabilities that arise from insecure coding
  • Understand the hacking techniques that many attackers use to disrupt the way an application’s programming/ business logic work
  • Get an understanding of the most important principles in secure coding
  • Practice a ‘defence in depth’ approach and ensure that all security issues that may arise while developing applications are considered during the development process
  • How to apply all of the above using exercises based on real-life examples and use cases

Prerequisites

This course is part of the "Cyber Security Specialist Programme" and you need to have successfully completed the first two parts of the programme, Fundamentals of Cybersecurity and Network Security, before enrolling in this course.

Craft Academy is committed to diversity and we are actively recruiting students from a wide range of ages and educational, ethnic and social backgrounds. We are looking for applicants who are highly motivated and have the potential to work hard in order succeed in this programme and beyond it.

About the "Cyber Security Specialist Programme"

Craft Academy’s Cyber Security Specialist Programme is designed to provide both holistic as well as detailed knowledge of key technologies and techniques required to improve the security of existing computer systems but also the design of new systems with security protections.

Blended Learning

Blended Learning means e-learning combined with traditional classroom methods and independent study to create a new, hybrid teaching methodology. This model mix and match the best parts of online learning with elements from traditional education and represents a fundamental change in the way coaches and students approach the learning experience.

This means that apart from an online curriculum and course materials that include text, video, quizzes and assignments, you'll get real coach support and become a part of a virtual cohort with other students. Your coach will be responsible for guiding you through the course materials and will be monitoring your progress in the course.

Each part of the course will require you to study written and prerecorded materials, join online lectures and discussions as well as to complete and hand in written and practical assignments. Your coach will be assisting you through the entire course in a series of 1-on-1 sessions, by marking and commenting on your written work and guide you as to whom of the coach team you can contact for advice and guidance. You will be encouraged to interact with other learners via the online forum and pair-programming sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll/register for this course?

Please note that all parts of the "Cyber Security Specialist Programme" will be made available for enrollment in August 2018

Are there any admissions requirements?

This course is part of the "Cyber Security Specialist Programme" and you need to have successfully completed the first two parts of the programme, Fundamentals of Cybersecurity and Network Security , before enrolling in this course.

How much does the course cost?

The tuition is 25 350 SEK

If you book a spot before September 21st 2018 or if you book a spot on all 6 parts of the Cyber Security Specialist Programme, you will receive a 20% discount. Contact us at info [at] craftacademy.se

What language is this course taught in?

The entire Cyber Security Specialist Programme is taught in English.

What is the format of the class?

The class is delivered using a Blended Learning Model. This model mix and match the best parts of online learning with elements from traditional education and represents a fundamental change in the way coaches and students approach the learning experience.

Do I need any special equipment?

You are required to provide your own computer (preferably a laptop) with a browser installed (see list of supported browsers), reliable internet access as well as a webcam and microphone in order to participate in this course.

Please note that you will need administrative access to your computer's operating system in order to be able to install various software products and change system configuration. Due to the nature of this course, you should not store any sensitive, private data or content on the computer you plan to use for this course.

What web browser should I use?

Our LMS (Learning Management System) platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

  1. Course Number

    CSS-03
  2. Classes Start

    Winter 2018-19
  3. Estimated Effort

    3 weeks (40 h/week)