System Analysis and Design

Learn the fundamental methods and techniques of system analysis and secure design.

System Analysis and Design

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 10 hours

Understand and demonstrate the major principles of secure design

System specification and design are two of the most important stages in the system development process. In this course, we will explore the first two stages of the system development life cycle, focusing on design principles that can be used to improve the security level of the systems under development.

Moreover, we will discuss the involvement of humans in the system security and will examine how the human factor affects it.

What topics will you cover?

  • Applying secure design principles to diminish potential system threats and vulnerabilities
  • Applying formal methods to specify and design system’s behaviour

What will you achieve?

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

  • Identify threat, vulnerability and risk concepts
  • Explore security needs of various systems
  • Demonstrate use of secure design principles
  • Assess appropriate core security measures for the systems
  • Evaluate human factors in system security
  • Identify model system behaviour using formal methods and tools

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 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.

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.

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.