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Building secure software is an intricate task that involves careful design of both preemptive and corrective measures. This course will cover the secure development lifecycle where students will learn about techniques to model security threats, follow secure coding standards and perform security-focused testing to prevent software to expose vulnerabilities. Students will learn how to combine tools of various natures to identify threats as part of a continuous integration pipeline. The course also addresses data privacy and governance issues, including (indigenous) data sovereignty principles.
Evaluate data privacy practices, e.g., policies, regulations (e.g., NZ Information Security Manual) and data sovereignty (e.g., Te Mana Raraunga Principles of Māori Data Sovereignty).Understand and critically assess different malicious strategies and their taxonomies, e.g., OWASP Top 10, MITRE ATT&CK(tm).Systematically evaluate and apply software resilience engineering principles, e.g., cryptography, security risk management and reinstatement methods in order to design resilience, strategies built from the literature and the current state of the practice.Explain, apply and evaluate secure coding principles when creating software, e.g., defensive and offensive programming, canonisation, sanitisation and least privilege execution.Apply, evaluate and develop software verification and validation strategies to discover security vulnerabilities, e.g., penetration, fuzzy and formal testing, as well as the usage of analysis tools.
SENG201 and ENCE260, orapproval by the Head of Department
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Please note that the course activity times advertised here are currently in draft form, to be finalised on Monday 31 January 2022 for S1 and whole year courses, and Monday 27 June 2022 for S2 courses. Please do hold off enquiries about these times till those finalisation dates.
Domestic fee $1,051.00
International fee $5,000.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Computer Science and Software Engineering