Information Security (3 semester hours) is a comprehensive study of the principles and practices of computer system security including operating system security, network security, software security and web security. The objective of this course is to provide a foundation of network related security issues. It builds upon concepts of security such as confidentiality, integrity and authentication and on cryptography. Key topics include security architecture, cryptographic systems, and security management tools. Specifically, will study major security protocols and standards, network attacks and defenses, database security, virus, malware, denial of service, firewalls, intrusion detection, and wireless security.
This course is designed to understand major cryptographic systems and how they are applied inside a computer network system and how to strategically design, implement, and maintain firewalls based on a network's architecture and associated variables. Identify the different types of access control and site security methods. Understand various attack methods used to target and exploit computer systems and networks
Course Learning Outcomes
The learning outcome is students shall be able to understand what are the common threats faced today, what are the foundational theory behind information security, what are the basic principles and techniques when designing a secure system, how to think adversarially, how today's attacks and defenses work in practice.
Be able to understand and explain concepts relating to protection of information systems against unauthorized access to or modification of information in its various forms.
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