Basic security concepts, policies, models, technologies, management, evaluation, and real-life cases with hands-on skills.
This 3 credit undergraduate course is intended to teach fundamental elements in information security and introduce the key areas of security challenges, countermeasures, and real-life examples. The course will focus on a comprehensive understanding of information security rather than a specific security area. Topics include security properties, vulnerabilities, cryptography, security policies, access control, authentication, firewalls, wireless security, Internet security protocols, security management, security evaluation, and real-life cases. Students will also have hands-on experiences in information security through customized online labs.
Professor of Record
After taking this course, students will be able to:
- Explain the fundamental security properties, challenges, countermeasures, and real-life examples.
- Describe the key concepts, technical elements, and their trade offs in security policies, models, cryptography, access control, authentication, secure communications, firewalls, Internet security protocols, and security evaluation.
- Explain in-depth security knowledge and skills in the security case studies that they selected.
- Demonstrate the hands-on ability in host protection, cryptography, secure communication, and network security analysis, using various security services and tools.
- Exhibit the ability in research, presentation, and Q&A discussion about information security.
- Develop specialty on a specific area of information security in their further study and career preparation, extending the knowledge and skills learned from this course.
IST 323 Fall 2020 Syllabus- Enwright, James
IST 323 Fall 2020 Syllabus- Croad, Christopher
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