Computer Security

This course exposes students to the technical and behavioral reasons why computers and computer networks increasingly need to have adequate security measures that can safeguard sensitive information. Students begin by investigating the security measures that can be employed to safeguard information, with a focus on the theory that goes into designing these measures, as well as studying common and proven security tools and techniques.

Areas of Study

Operating system security, Unix security, trusted computing base, authentication, access control, security models, capability, sandboxing, software vulnerabilities, worms, viruses, secure engineering principles, secure programming, auditing, and forensics.

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