Topics in Information Assurance
40 hours over 10 weeks (2 two-hour meetings per week)
Overview of information assurance. Ethical issues surrounding security
and privacy. How viruses work and secure coding techniques. Legal
issues and computer forensics. Java security. Other related topics.
Prerequisite: COEN 177 (Operating Systems) or COEN 146 (Computer
Course Learning Objective:
An awareness of basic security problems in computing. Threats and
vulnerabilities. An understanding of cryptographic protocols and
practices. Security in networks and distributed systems. An
understanding of malicious code and secure coding techniques. Legal and
ethical issues in computer security.
Major categories of threats to and vulnerabilities in computer systems.
Overview of information security and computer security. Basic security
techniques. Basic cryptographic protocols and practices.
Method of Instruction:
Lectures, invited speakers, homeworks, group and individual projects,
Tests, quizzes, projects, presentations
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Advanced Study and Practice of
Information Assurance (CASPIA), Santa Clara University