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Introduction to Information Security

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Course No: INFO.3850; Last Offered: Fall 2020;

Course Description

This course will present an overview of the issues related to information security from a computer and computer network perspective. We will cover the threats to the information security infrastructure with a focus on the detection and prevention of them. We will discuss protection of PCs, servers, associated computer services (e.g. network, browsers) and data (e.g. file systems, email) through a "defense in depth" or "layered" approach. We will review major software packages, hardware devices, accepted technical and administrative practices that contribute to information security. The vulnerabilities and hardening of major operating systems such as Linux and Microsoft Windows will be discussed. The material is technical in nature however no systems administration or software development experience is assumed. Solid familiarity with the use of the Internet and computers is required and some knowledge of TCP/IP would be helpful.

Prerequisites & Notes

  • Prerequisites: INFO.1600 and INFO.2020, or equivalent
  • Special Notes:
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3

Questions About This Course?

Contact the Advising Center at 978-934-2474 or Continuing_Education@uml.edu

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