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MSIA 674 Planning and Implementing Architectural Security

Learn to design and maintain effective security systems.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

Business must move forward to succeed. Security policies within a business must do the same. In MSIA 674 Planning and Implementing Architectural Security, you’ll explore planning and implementing Information Technology (IT) and business architecture to ensure security controls are established, implemented and functional. This enables the business to prove it can adhere to governance, pass an audit and show compliance to requirements.

In this course, you’ll demonstrate course competencies through a variety of assignments and activities. These may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You'll Learn in MSIA 674

Throughout the course you will learn how to effectively plan and implement architecture security and strategies. You’ll explore security policy development, implementation and standards compliance, as well as testing on corporate systems, application and data. You’ll also examine target architectures: data flow, data center and IT security operations supporting enterprise corporate data network.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Policy and Procedures
  • Legal Governance and Compliance
  • Data Center Security Essentials
  • Information and Asset Classification, Data Handling Requirements and Data Privacy
  • Security in the Software Development Lifecycle and Development Environment Security Controls
  • Change and Configuration Management
  • Incident Response and Forensics
  • IT Auditing

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSIA 674, you will be able to:

  • Describe and document security strategies in securing business IT infrastructure.
  • Explain best practices of architecture design.
  • Develop basic and advanced tool(s) knowledge to discover the IT environment, review/recommend controls and explain mitigation factors to solve architectural gaps.
  • Explain the fundamental principles of software and system development life cycle and how security can be placed at key areas to enhance the process.
  • Recognize architecture challenges and how to construct an effective audit to identify and assess issues.

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Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.