CISC *7320X Computer Security

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CIS 739.
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37 hours plus conference and independent work; 3 credits

Basic concepts of computer security: Security related services: confidentiality, integrity, availability. Threats, security policies and security mechanisms. Cryptographic concepts and terminology. Secure design principles. Information flow and the confinement problem. Life cycle of a secure and trusted system. System evaluation criteria. Trojan horses, worms and viruses. Vulnerability analysis. System auditing. Intrusion detection.

Prerequisite: Math 7280X or a course in calculus, Computer and Information Science 7310X [704].


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