Indentification and Integration of Information Security Topics In a Web Application Programming Course
Faculty of Computing, Health and Science
School of Computer and Security Science
This paper discusses a unit of university study running within an Internet Computing degree aimed at second year undergraduate students. The unit is preparing for an update of the teaching material. Recent rises in security holes in web technologies has prompted the unit author to identify the critical security concepts that should be taught to web application developers and how such material can be integrated into a 12 week teaching schedule. Current course materials are examined, as are issues in teaching both theoretical and practical concepts of information security within a lecture/workshop arrangement.