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JUAN ESTÉVEZ TAPIADOR
Suggested learning time: 150 hours.
Security Engineering aims at building systems that remain dependable in the face of malice, error or mischance. This course covers a number of principles, methods, tools and good practices to secure systems all the way through its life cycle (specification, analysis, design, implementation, test and evolution) as well as tradeoffs involved during this process.
Security management, threat identification, as well as risk analysis and measurement are some of the processes a security engineer must know in order to design and develop secure IT systems needed in modern societies.
The main goal of this course is to make students aware of the complexity of ensuring security principles in today's IT systems and architectures. Only by understanding IT security from an engineering point view, as a multidisciplinary subject, we can design and develop secure IT systems. The student will acquire the necessary skills to design and plan global security solutions. Students will also become familiar with different security mechanisms, their life cycle and costs. Finally, students must know the main laws and regulations involved in security decisions.
In order to achieve these goals, students must acquire specific knowledge, capacities and attitudes: Regarding knowledge, at the end of the course the student will be able to:
With regard to capacities, the students will acquire specific and generic capacities. Regarding specific capacities, the student will be able to:
Regarding generic capacities and skills, the student will be given the opportunity:
Regarding attitudes, the student will be encouraged to:
The teaching material used for this course is grouped into two main blocks. The first one covers lectures and activities carried out in a usual lecturing theater. It is organized into three main parts:
The second part comprises practical activities performed in the lab under the guidance of a demonstrator.
PRACTICAL ASSIGMENTS AND ASSESSMENT ACTIVITIES
The course is assessed both through written tests and deliveries/reports handed in by the students.