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How Cyber Security Affects the Software Development Life Cycle

Examine security in the software development life cycle and discuss the legal and ethical aspects of secure systems.

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Discover the basics of cyber security standards

Businesses around the world are investing in skills and resources to strengthen their cybersecurity due to increased reports about serious vulnerabilities and a growing industry that seeks to exploit them.

Discover the importance of secure system design and find out how security-first mindset can improve the software development process. This 2-week course introduces you to the history of system development and security, and helps you build the skills to evaluate the legal and ethical considerations when creating secure systems.

Explore the history of system development and security

This course begins by reviewing the history of system development, before moving onto a review of the software development life cycle. This is an opportunity to grow your understanding of the different security considerations and how they fit into the software development process. Once you have completed this stage, you’ll be able to review basic security methods and discuss the history of cybersecurity.

In addition to technical considerations, you’ll be exposed to a range of legal and ethical elements that influence the implementation of different security systems. This includes the legislation involved in software development and information security.

By the end of this course, you’ll have a basic understanding of these areas, and have a firm foundation to move onto further learning about how to design, build, and maintain robust security systems.

What topics will you cover?

  • An introduction to system security and the software development life cycle
  • Legal and ethical consideration in system development

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

  • Discuss the history of system development and security
  • Identify different cases of security breaks/issues on different systems (eg policy break, attacks, etc)
  • Describe the basic security primitives and methods
  • Evaluate legal and ethical considerations related to the design and development of secure systems

Who is the course for?

This course is suited to people looking to increase their understanding of software development lifecycle and security considerations. It has been designed for security analysts, security architects, software developers, and aspiring security specialists.

If you want to further your understanding, you may be interested in these courses, from the same provider, that share the same subject and overall learning outcomes:

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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    1992
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    Coventry
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