This course provides a comprehensive, integrated and up-to-date overview of computing security. The topics included will provide students with broad and new perspectives on contemporary issues in cybersecurity. We will examine theoretical concepts that form a foundation for information systems security. We will adopt a practical, hands-on approach to examining several fundamental security technologies. This course provides students an opportunity to advance their thinking and troubleshooting ability in solving cyber threat issues.
- Demonstrate knowledge of concepts and terminology of information security, and critical issues related to threat and risk,
- Communicate effectively about the importance of information security methodologies, and the challenges they are meant to address,
- Define and explain the basic types of information attacks, malicious software and associated information security principles,
- Employ user-centered design strategies on the utilization of cryptographic tools, user authentication, access control mechanisms,
- Demonstrate the ability to discuss and create security baselines to detect and prevent intrusion,
- Explain the technical, managerial and ethical value of cyber defense teamwork in a collaborative setting,
- Acquire troubleshooting and critical thinking skills and techniques of the tools needed to secure organizations as socio-technical systems,
- Define career opportunities in the information security industry.
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