Principles of Information Security

Fall 2024 > Computer Related > INFO.2950 > 081

Course No: INFO.2950-081; SIS Class Nbr: 5080; SIS Term: 3410
Course Status: Open

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" and most recent "Zero Trust" approach. Topics will include security management and risk assessment; software security; operating systems security; database security; cryptography algorithms and protocols; network authentication and secure network applications; malicious malware. This course will also help understanding legal, ethical issues and privacy. Anti-Req INFO.3850. Students cannot get credit for both INFO.2950 or INFO.3850.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: INFO.2750 Introduction to Networking.
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Yelena Rykalova
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • 2024 Fall: Sep 04 to Oct 27
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1155 | Pay as little as $238/mo for this course.
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  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: A.S. in Information Technology, B.S. in Information Technology, B.S. in Information Technology: Business Minor Option, B.S. in Information Technology: Population Health Informatics and Technology Minor Option, Certificate in Security Management & Homeland Security

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