CPEN 418:Security in Computer Systems

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History and overview of computer systems security, reasons for studying security in computer systems, modern trends in computer systems security, role of computer system security in computer engineering. Security risk identification: Descriptive account of the value and cost of acquiring information, privacy and integrity, risk assessment and management, information flow and covert channels, malicious software, analysis of the threat to information security. Protection of computer systems: Coding and cryptography, authentication methods, capabilities, access list and protection domain, standards, principles of security audit and control methods, physical and electronic counter measures to minimize threats, legal factors, database and inference control, security kernels, verification methods. Modeling: Algorithm design, modeling and optimization of secure communication networks, introduction to principles of network management