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IT 300 Computer Security Overview

Prerequisite: CIS 101 or permission of chair. Note: IT 300 is open to IS majors as an IS elective.

Course Description: This course gives a broad overview of Information Assurance. The course has two parts: Lecture/discussion related to information security basics and a laboratory component in which students learn technology-related security. Course materials include topics such as types of attacks, hacker techniques, legal and privacy issues, security policy, information security best practices and so on. Students also learn security technologies related to three areas: operating systems, Networks and Web, and e-commerce. The course has a strong laboratory component in which students experiment with various practical computer security tools.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

CIS 101 Min Grade D

IT 304 Network and Internet Security

Prerequisite: IT 300 or permission of chair.

Course Description: This course provides a practical approach to network security applications and standards. The focus is to provide an in-depth understanding of the current network security principles, features, protocols, and implementations. The course includes a detailed discussion on design and maintaining a computer network from the security point of view. The emphasis is on applications that are widely used on the Internet and for corporate network, and on standards, especially Internet standards, that have been widely deployed.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IT 300 Min Grade D

IT 308 Computer Forensics

Course Description: The dramatic development of technology, particularly the Internet, has made people and businesses extensively use electronic format for communication and information storage. A large percent of all corporate and individual communication is now created electronically leaving only a small amount on paper. Computer forensics is the technique of computer investigation and analysis in the interest of determining potential legal evidence. In other words, it is finding the electronic fingerprints. The course introduces computer forensics-electronic data collection and analysis.

Course Rotation: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Prerequisites

IT 300 Min Grade D