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Beginner Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Enhance Security with Geolocation

In this module, we discuss the geoencryption techniques, the issues in the design and analysis of a Secure Enhanced Geolocking system for protected encrypted info with geolocking. We learn the web based implementation of an Secure Enhancing Geolocking system using Javascript with Google Map API and CryptoJS API.

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3 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 5 quizzes
3 videos
Lesson 4.2 Secure Enhanced Geolocking8m
Ensure Data Delivery to Right Location2m
2 readings
Read the seminal location based encryption paper by Scott Logan and Dorothy E. Denning.1h
Read SEG master project report by Ashish Korpe1h
4 practice exercises
L1.1 Practice Quiz10m
L1.2. Practice Quiz15m
L1.3. Practice Quiz9m
Quiz: M1 quiz20m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Enhance Security with Network and Context Information

In this module, we learn the techniques for using WiFi or BLE signals to estimate the geolocation of a user. We also show the technique where the value added Software Defined Network services can be used to ensure the data are delivered through a designated path to the right location.

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3 videos (Total 14 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
3 videos
Location Verification Using Bluetooth Low Energy Devices5m
Right Path Right Place Data Delivery3m
3 readings
Read the following papers related to Right Place Verification30m
Read paper on using RSSI measurement of BLE devices for localization30m
Read R2D2 paper on BLE location verification and SDN Data Path Confidence Analysis40m
4 practice exercises
L2.1 Practice Quiz9m
L2.2. Practice Quiz12m
L2.3 Practice Quiz9m
M2 quiz30m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Authentication and Role Based Access Control

In this module, we discuss the definition of the authentication, the types of authentication credentials, and the authentication process and related requirements. we learn the Role Based Access Control, short for RBAC, which is an security approach to restricting system access to authorized users and to help specify organization's security policies reflecting its organizational structure. We use Docker Universal Control Plan and AWS IAM access control as examples for illustrating how RBAC simplifies the access control specification and management.

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4 videos (Total 24 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Digital Certificate Creation7m
Role Based Access Control (RBAC)4m
RBAC Examples: Docker UCP and AWS IAM5m
4 readings
Watch OAuth presentation.1h
Read how digital certificates are created for secure web access15m
Reading assignments for RBAC.20m
Read Docker and AWS RBAC support example.10m
4 practice exercises
L3.1 Practice Quiz8m
L3.2 Practice Quiz8m
L3.3 Practice Quiz8m
M3 Quiz30m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Authorization and Attribute Based Access Control

In this module, we discuss PMI Privilege Management Infrastructure for managing the authorization of privileges within a system. We use attribute certificates as an instrument to associate access rights of the resources/services in the system to the identities or roles of the intended users of the system. We compare the differences between the PKI, the public key infrastructure which is focused on identity management, with the PMI which is focused on the management of the privileges authorized for users. We discuss their difference usages for the access control of the system. We then present the XACML, which is an eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML) for specifying policies. It is an attribute-based access control system (ABAC), where attributes associated with a user or action or resource are inputs into the decision of whether a given user may access a given resource in a particular way. An implementation of ABAC system using Sun’s XACML 2.0 Java reference implementation called ENFORCE is then presented as an example.

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4 videos (Total 23 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
eXtensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)4m
Attribute Based Access Control4m
Enforce Testbed as an ABAC Example6m
3 readings
Read the following paper which utilize attribute certificates for secure information sharing.1h
Read key sections of OASIS Standard XACML version 3.020m
Read Osama Khaleel's master thesis on Implementing an ABAC system with XACML 2.020m
4 practice exercises
L4.1 Practice Quiz8m
L4.2 Practice Quiz16m
Quiz L4.3 Practice Quiz6m
M4 Quiz30m

Instructors

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Edward Chow

Professor
Computer Science
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Greg Williams

Lecturer
Department of Computer Science
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Richard White

Assistant Research Professor
Computer Science

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About the Advanced System Security Design Specialization

This specialization is intended for intermediate level learners with basic programming skills and basic cybersecurity knowledge. Through this course learner will learn about advanced secure software techniques such as those for cloud computing, TOR, web-based cryptography, and geo-location/context based access control. With these techniques, learners will be better prepared to implement new security and privacy preserving data security features, to perform secure system design and implementation, vulnerability analysis, and Securely Provision (SP), Operate and Maintain (OM), Oversee and Govern (OV), Protect and Defend (PR), Analyze (AN), Collect and Operate (CO), and investigate (IN) tasks....
Advanced System Security Design

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