This course looks at management issues and practical implications related to securing organizational information systems. This course focuses on the IT security threat environment, cryptography, securing network, access control, firewalls, host hardening, application security, data protections, and incident response. A clear theoretical understanding supports a large practical component. Students will learn to audit and troubleshoot information systems, and use contemporary security software.
- Explain orally and in writing key security concepts related to networking and information systems so that a layman in this field could easily understand,
- Use the jargon and acronyms correctly and be able to translate technical articles into plain old English,
- Analyze and evaluate current security related issues by selecting and understanding relevant articles in selected current periodicals,
- Articulate and make intelligent, reasonable, thoughtful, and accurate decisions about IT security, vulnerabilities, and legal issues.
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