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Number:CS346
Name:Foundations of Cyber Security Defenses
Description:This course provides the students with an overview of Information Technology (IT) and Computer Science (CS) Cyber Security and introduces the components necessary to secure networked information systems. Topics include administration of networking solutions, connected databases, individual operating systems, deployment and technical use of network defenses and counter measures, ethical hacking, diagnostic tools such as Snort, and aspects of both technical and engineering for network security. Contemporary cyber security issues will form the basis of important class projects.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):
Prior or concurrent completion of CS345 - Data Communications

Course Objectives

Students completing this course will be able to: Explain the fundamentals essential to successfully protect and defend information systems; Analyze the role of each component necessary to secure information systems; Relate the importance of security policies; Demonstrate an understanding of IDS(s); Explain the functions of access controls used for identification and authentication of users; Evaluate the factors relating to effective authentication; Recognize the risks and be able to demonstrate knowledge of solutions relevant to the network to establish defense and counter measures; Demonstrate practical use skills of network and system security diagnostic tools; Exhibit introductory skills relating to ethical hacking.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2014 SECURITY+ GDE.TO NETWORK...-W/ACCESS CIAMPA 4TH 12
S 2014 SECURITY+ GDE.TO NETWORK...-W/ACCESS CIAMPA 4TH 12