Weekly study10 hours
System Analysis and Design
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.
- Applying secure design principles to diminish potential system threats and vulnerabilities
- Applying formal methods to specify and design system’s behaviour
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...
- 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.