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Introduction to Information Security

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Course No: INFO.3850-061; SIS Class Nbr: 9168; SIS Term: 2930
Course Status: Registration Closed

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 & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: INFO.1600 and INFO.2020, or equivalent
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  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: William Vales
  • Textbook Information

When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Spring 2020: Jan 21 to Apr 05
  • Course Level: Undergraduate
  • Tuition: $1140
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: B.S. in Information Technology, A.S. in Information Technology, B.S. in Information Technology: Business Minor Option, B.S. in Information Technology - Second Degree, Certificate in Security Management & Homeland Security

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