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Fall 2020
Jul 18, 2024
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CS 42600 - Computer Security
Credit Hours: 3.00. A 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. Typically offered Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture, Practice Study Observation

Offered By: College of Science
Department: Computer Science

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Apply the notions of threat, vulnerability, attack, countermeasure, security objectives, and adversarial models when analyzing security of computer and information systems. 2. Explain the main authorization mechanisms and access control models, and their applicability in different situations. 3. Explain security issues related to password and other authentication mechanisms. 4. Explain the different types of malware, the mechanisms of their propagation, and the strengths and limitations of different defense mechanisms. 5. Identify the threats and vulnerabilities for a networked environment, and explain different countermeasures, and their effectiveness. 6. Explain the vulnerabilities brought about by modern web-based application and services, different countermeasures, and their effectiveness.

Must be enrolled in one of the following Programs:     
      Computer Science-BS

(Undergraduate level CS 25100 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level CS 25200 Minimum Grade of C [may be taken concurrently]) or Undergraduate level ECE 46900 Minimum Grade of C or Undergraduate level EE 46900 Minimum Grade of C

Short Title: Computer Security

Course Configurations:

Configuration 1: 3.0 Credits
Schedule Type Weekly Contact Hours Instructional Credit Distribution
Lecture 3 3.0
Practice Study Observation 2 0.0
Configuration 2: 3.0 Credits
Schedule Type Weekly Contact Hours Instructional Credit Distribution
Lecture 3 3.0

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