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Security by Design

Learn how to build security into the design, development, and delivery of online products and services.

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Security by Design

493 enrolled on this course

  • 4 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Discover the importance of being Secure by Design with RMIT University

In a digital world where cyber attacks are increasing, Security by Design is crucial in helping to make systems as secure as possible.

On this four-week course from RMIT University, you’ll gain the tools and knowledge to design, develop, and realise online products and services with security at their core.

You’ll master Security by Design principles and learn why security is an important and beneficial aspect of online product and service design and development.

Unpack the CIA triad

With a baseline understanding of the need for security established, you’ll then become familiar with the key security principles and their applications.

You’ll discover the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (CIA) triad, the human-centric security design U3 (user, usage, and usability) concept, and more.

Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to identify strategies to implement security in the design of online products and services.

Explore the security threats within the Internet of Things (IoT)

You’ll delve into IoT and the growth of IoT devices to grasp the intricacies of their security and privacy concerns.

This will help you unpack the unique challenges tied to crafting secure IoT applications.

Learn how to embed Security by Design into your organisation

Finally, you’ll learn how to translate your newfound expertise into action within your professional context.

You’ll discover how you can embed Security by Design into the culture, leadership, and practices of your organisation.

By the end, you’ll know how companies can minimise online threats through their design and development as well as by anticipating, detecting, and eliminating security threats before they occur.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Why Security by Design matters

    • Introduction

      An introduction to the Security By Design course.

    • What is Security by Design?

      In this Activity, we'll explore why Security by Design matters.

    • Exploring the cyber security ecosystem

      Learn and explore the world of cyber security to understand how Security by Design fits.

    • The benefits of Security by Design

      In this activity, we'll discuss the benefits of Security by Design.

  • Week 2

    The principles of Security by Design

    • Key principles of Security by Design

      In this activity we explore the key principles of Security of Design.

    • Unpacking the principles of Security by Design

      In this activity, we unpack the principles of Security by Design

    • Back to the big question

      In this activity, we go back to the big question.

  • Week 3

    Security by Design in practice: the Internet of Things

    • Security and the Internet of Things

      In this activity we cover security issues and guidelines associated with the Internet of Things.

    • Security issues and guidelines

      In this activity we cover security issues and guidelines

    • IoT device lifecycle

      In this activity we discuss security in IoT device lifecycle - from design to disposal.

  • Week 4

    Security by Design Case Studies

    • Applying Security by Design principles

      In this activity, we discuss applying Security by Design principles.

    • Case study 1

      In this activity, we discuss the Solar Winds hack and Security by Design implications.

    • Case study 2

      In this activity, we discuss the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and Security by Design implications.

    • Bringing it all together

      In this activity, we summarise what we have learned and return to the big question posed by this course.

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Learning on this course

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...

  • Position Security by Design at the centre of the design and development of online products and services.
  • Identify the ways technology companies can minimise online threats through the design and development of online products and services and by anticipating, detecting and eliminating security threats before they occur.
  • Embed Security by Design into the culture, leadership and practices of the organisation.
  • Describe the application of Security by Design principles to online products and services.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in understanding the importance of embedding Security by Design into the design, development and delivery of online products and services.

It will be particularly beneficial for:

• Those with an interest in designing and developing online products and services

• IT personnel involved in online product and service design, development, and delivery

• Educators involved in upskilling students on technology design and online security

• Anyone with an interest in technology policy

Who will you learn with?

Matthew Warren is the Director of the RMIT University Centre of Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CCSRI) and a Professor of Cyber Security at RMIT University, Australia.

Who developed the course?

RMIT University

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is a global university, with over 80,000 students, specialising in technology, design and enterprise.

  • Established

    1887
  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 210Source: QS World University Rankings 2022

RMIT University Digital3

D3 provides a simple way to work with a single, multi-disciplinary group of experts in a collaborative, innovative educational environment.

Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation

The RMIT University Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation (CCSRI) is an award-winning centre with a multi-disciplinary and applied approach to research, education and innovation within cyber security, considering the human, organisational and technological aspects of the field.

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