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CST 103 - General Security Concepts

A first, introductory course in computer and network security concepts and techniques.  No knowledge of networking is required.  Topics include operating system security, authentication, attacks, auditing, cryptography, physical security, and disaster recovery.  Numerous case studies are presented and studied.

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the legal and ethical issues associated with information security.
  2. Describe the various operating security features (including authentication).
  3. Explain the different types of malicious code and attacks on computers.
  4. Understand how to perform auditing.
  5. Be familiar with the basics of cryptography.
  6. Understand the relationship between physical security and disaster recovery.