Big Issues in Secure Development

Discuss and examine current limitations of secure design and development.

Big Issues in Secure Development

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 10 hours

Critically evaluate existing software.

In this final course, we will investigate topics related to security limitations in the Software Development Life Cycle.

We will also review and reflect on key concepts covered in this program by taking part in some practical exercises.

What topics will you cover?

  • Current security concerns in the system development process
  • Overview of the key concepts covered in the program
  • Preparation for the final assignment

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Discuss the current security concerns/issues identified in the different stages of the development lifecycle of a system
  • Describe the main testing and formal analysis limitations
  • Discuss the opportunities of applying more accurate and cost-effective testing and verification techniques (eg secure by design approach)

Who is the course for?

The course is for MSc Cyber Security students.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Alexandros Konios

Alexandros Konios

Alexandros is a Lecturer in Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity at Coventry University. His research interests focus on formal analysis and security of interactive, concurrent and distributed systems.

James Shuttleworth

James Shuttleworth

James is a Principal Lecturer at Coventry University and has worked in academia for 18 years, teaching and researching in the areas of operating systems, cyber security and image analysis.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.