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CSCD 418: Computer Systems Security

Credits: 3

This course will study the survey of the fundamentals of information security. Risks and vulnerabilities, policy formation, controls and protection methods, database security, encryption, authentication technologies, host-based and network-based security issues, personnel and physical security issues, issues of law and privacy. The objective of this course to is provide comprehensive introduction to the network security problems, and the principles, techniques and their applications in securing network.  Topics include secret key and public key cryptography, Hash algorithms, basic number theory, authentication, IPSEC/VPN, IPSEC key exchange, SSL/TLS, firewall, anonymous communication and VoIP Security.