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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

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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?

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.

Dr. Christo Panchev is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at Coventry University with more than 20 years experience in industry and higher education, research and teaching in A.I. and Cyber Security.

Associate Lecturer, MSc Cybersecurity Coventry University Online

Deputy Course Director, Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity Coventry University

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.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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